Tony Kushner.

Position:News for Educational Workers - Brief article

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York (CUNY) made total fools of themselves in May when they voted against the offer of an honorary degree to Tony Kushner by John Jay College of Criminal Law, one of the CUNY campuses. Led by Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, who called Kushner a "Jewish-anti-Semite" for Kushner's position on Israel, the CUNY Board caved in, with one member even admitting that he had never heard of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, and Emmy Awards winner (The Nation, May 30, 2011). For an understanding of Wiesenfeld's objections to Kushner, see The New York Times, May 5, 2011, and for a detailed description of the...

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