By Norman G. Finkelstein
Now, in A country on Trial, top critics problem Goldhagen's findings and convey that his paintings isn't scholarship in any respect. With compelling cumulative impression, Norman G. Finkelstein meticulously records Goldhagen's distortions of secondary literature and the interior contradictions of his argument. In a complementary essay, Ruth Bettina Birn juxtaposes Goldhagen's textual content opposed to the German files he consulted. the most important overseas authority on those data, Birn conclusively demonstrates that Goldhagen systematically misrepresented their contents.
The definitive assertion at the Goldhagen phenomenon, this quantity can also be a cautionary story at the corruption of scholarship via ideological zealotry.