Twelve Excuses for Plagiarism From Fraud Ward Churchill

Twelve Excuses for Plagiarism From Fraud Ward Churchill

AC Note: Some gullible souls on the left have fallen for Ward Churchill's claims of political martyrdom. These are as false as his perjured testimony in Colorado. The perjury began with his opening statement from the stand that he is an Indian. Mr. Churchill is Caucasian. The only hint of indigenous blood in Churchill's genealogical history is the possibility of a procreative interchange in the lower branches of his family tree -- over two hundred years ago. As for his statement that the victims of 9/11 were "Little Eichmans," this is agent provocateur talk. Many of those who died on Black Tuesday were Muslims who happened to be inside the WTC that day. Does his Nazi crack apply to them? Some 12- 18% of the victims were Jewish, roughly 400 of the dead. Were they "little Eichmanns," too?

His inflammatory statement displayed an absolute lack of empathy for surviving family members, regardless of their ethnicity.

But the "Eichmann" statement did reflect on the left, a taint used sweepingly by the far-right to discredit progressives. Perhaps this was the objective, because many of the Indians who dealt with Churchill have denounced him over the years as an FBI provocateur. I've examined that evidence and agree with them.

Churchill is ethically bankrupt. I have no doubt that he deserved to be drummed out of the University of Colorado, however one reacts to his crass "little Eichmanns" generalization:

Churchill is a Jack-of-all-frauds. Inside Higher Ed notes that Churchill

...repeatedly has portrayed his critics as conservatives, but some of  those who brought complaints were scholars who have done considerable work in  Native American history, frequently exposing the various wrongs inflicted on  Indians by the U.S. government. ......

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Ward Churchill's Twelve Excuses for Plagiarism

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Ann Arbor, MI: MPublishing, University of Michigan Library 2007

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Ward Churchill's Twelve Excuses for Plagiarism Thomas Brown
vol. II, 2007

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