Ironic Ward Churchill Moment of the Day
Ward “Little Eichmanns” Churchill’s second ex-wife says, “Maybe this is the chickens coming home to roost.” (Hat tip: channeling the shah.)
Whatever the result of a university review of his scholarship, the controversy over Ward Churchill now entering its third month has made one thing clear: The professor has no shortage of enemies.
Internet bloggers, artists, ex-wives, a leader of the American Indian Movement, fellow academics - even a woman in Germany with no apparent direct connection to Churchill - have all stepped forward to relay their tales of being bullied, plagiarized or offended by him.
Some of these complaints, including one from a Canadian professor who believes Churchill plagiarized her work 13 years ago, have been forwarded to a three-person committee investigating his scholarship.
That review began after the university became aware of Churchill’s Sept. 11, 2001, essay, “Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens,” in which he compared some Sept. 11 victims to a top Nazi, calling them “little Eichmanns.”
“I do think people are coming out of the woodwork now,” said Churchill’s second ex-wife, Marie Anne Jaimes. “Maybe this is the chickens coming home to roost.”