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From the Atlanta Journal Constitution: Adviser breaks with Carter on Mideast book.
A longtime adviser to former President Jimmy Carter has resigned his position as a Carter Center fellow for Middle East Affairs in response to Carter's new book. "Being president doesn't give one the prerogative to bend the facts to reach a prescribed reality," said Kenneth Stein, the first executive director of the Carter Center.
The Emory University professor, who teaches Middle Eastern history and political science, said he picked up a copy of Carter's latest book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" last week. After reading it, he decided to resign.
Stein bluntly criticized the book in a letter to Carter, Emory President Jim Wagner and John Hardman, the Carter Center's current executive director.
"President Carter's book on the Middle East, a title too inflammatory to even print, is not based on unvarnished analysis; it is replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments," Stein wrote. "Aside from the one-sided nature of the book, meant to provoke, there are recollections cited from meetings where I was the third person in the room, and my notes of those meetings show little similarity to points claimed in the book."
UPDATE -- Dec. 8: Soccer Dad notes: "It's not just the bias in the book that Stein objects to, but to Carter's dishonesty in writing it. "Copied materials not cited" is a charge of plagiarism."
Posted by Forkum at December 6, 2006 07:24 PM