December 06, 2006

Peace, Love & Genocide


This is another cartoon from our new book, Black & White World III, which can still be ordered online in time for the holidays through Cox & Forkum, The Steyn Store, and Barnes & The cartoon was originally posted on February 23, 2006.

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."

Powerline has more. And at Huffington Post, Alan Dershowitz details many of the errors he found in Carter's "indecent 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