Norman Finkelstein

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Norman Gary Finkelstein (; born December 8, 1953) is an American political scientist, activist, former professor, and author. His primary fields of research are the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust. He is a graduate of Binghamton University and received his Ph.D. in political science at Princeton University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Norman Finkelstein has received more than 1,046,754 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Norman Finkelstein is the 27th most popular political scientist (down from 21st in 2019), the 5,592nd most popular biography from United States (down from 3,751st in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Political Scientist.

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Among political scientists, Norman Finkelstein ranks 27 out of 29Before him are Arend Lijphart, John Mearsheimer, Leonard Hobhouse, William Graham Sumner, Robert Keohane, and Olivier Roy. After him are Graham Allison and Ilan Pappé.

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Among people born in 1953, Norman Finkelstein ranks 208Before him are Ho Ching, Melchior Ndadaye, Norberto Alonso, Charles Martin Smith, Pavel Vinogradov, and José Bové. After him are Alex Van Halen, Aleksandr Abdulov, Otmar Hasler, Attilio Bettega, Ching Siu-tung, and Patrick Doyle.

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Among people born in United States, Norman Finkelstein ranks 5,592 out of 15,968Before him are Juan Trippe (1899), George Winston (1949), Linda Cardellini (1975), Harold E. Varmus (1939), Frank Lubin (1910), and Ed Roberts (1941). After him are Kathryn Adams (1893), Cyrus West Field (1819), S. Robson Walton (1944), Jacqueline Susann (1918), Charles F. Hockett (1916), and Brendan Eich (1961).


Among political scientists born in United States, Norman Finkelstein ranks 11Before him are Gene Sharp (1928), Joseph Nye (1937), Robert D. Putnam (1941), John Mearsheimer (1947), William Graham Sumner (1840), and Robert Keohane (1941). After him are Graham Allison (1940).

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