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A great peculiarity

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Submitted by P Berg (United States), Sep 21, 2007 at 16:15

A great peculiarity - that Mearsheimer was on the board of the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies at Israel's Bar-Ilan University. This was true even after publication of the notorious paper, although their relationship eventually ended. And there has been virtually no mention of any of that.

Why in the world did the Begin-Sadat Center put Mearsheimer on their board? I wonder how could it could have been, that of all the scholars in the world, BESA would have chosen him. [And they should get discredit for his work as has his primary affiliation of Chicago.] I would
have found it less surprising if a number of other Israeli institutions had him on their board.

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