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Professor Norman Finkelstein
The political scientist says the Holocaust has been exploited for political gain.
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2007 09:53 GMT

Professor Norman Finkelstein
American political scientist and author Norman Finkelstein has been an outspoken critic of what he calls the exploitation of the Holocaust and misuse of the term anti-Semitism for political gain.

Professor Finkelstein, who is the son of Holocaust survivors, has paid a high price for his views, recently being denied tenure by DePaul University after a very public battle with Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz.

Finkelstein is the author of The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering and his most recent book, which sparked the current controversy, is Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History

On Thursday's Riz Khan we ask Professor Finkelstein, what is the price of free speech? 

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