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Open response to Mearsheimer and walt

Reader comment on item: Is Campus Watch Part of a Conspiracy? [On Mearsheimer-Walt and "The Israeli Lobby"]

Submitted by Maurice Ostroff (Israel), May 12, 2006 at 12:03

Please refer to the following link for an open letter to the professors.

http://www.zionism-israel.com/ezine/Ostroff1.htm

See also my email to the profssors copied below and the courteous and prompt respnse from Professor Walt.

Dear Professors Mearsheimer and Walt,

I attach an open letter which I addressed to you in a sincere effort to
promote the type of civilized discussion you called for in the closing
comments of your response to critics.

I trust that, as serious academics, you will accept the criticism which I
offer in the sincerely constructive spirit which I intend and I would very
much appreciate it, if you would spare the time for a considered
(preferably open) reply.

Sincerely,

Maurice Ostroff

Professor Walt's reply

Dear Mr. Ostroff: Thank you very much for your thoughtful critique of our article and subsequent response. You raised a great many points and I'm afraid we will not be able to reply to all of them at this time, but we will be preparing a lengthy "response to critics" later this year. We will keep your letter in our files and will address many of the issues you raised at that time. I greatly appreciate your writing, and in a measured and serious way. Sincerely, Stephen M. Walt John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard University 79 John F. Kennedy St. Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 495-5712 (617) 496-0811 (FAX)


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