August 25, 2009
Did Yale prostitute itself for oil money?
Writing in the Jerusalem Post , Mideast scholar Martin Kramer offers a highly educated, probably accurate theory as to why the Yale University Press shamefully banned reprinting the controversial Danish cartoons of Mohammed in the book it is publishing, "The Cartoons That Shook The World."Although the Yale Press claimed this was to prevent Muslim violence as happened around the world when angry Muslims rioted when the original cartoons first appeared, the real reason the Yale Press agreed to self censorship and would not allow the cartoons that shook the world to be printed to shake the reader--and rioting Muslims again--was because, Kramer alleges Yale's administration intervened not to prevent violence, but to prevent damage to its fundraising prospects in Araby. There's a strong prima facie case for this, and it revolves around Yale's courting of Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.Over the years, I've reported on Prince Alwaleed's efforts to buy up prime academic real...(Read Full Post)