Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Rebutting SPLC Intelligence Director Mark Potok's Misstatements About Dr. David Duke's PhD And The Ukraine's MAUP University System
Recently, Radio Free Mississippi host Jim Giles conducted a one-hour interview with the Southern Poverty Law Center's Mark Potok, who runs their intelligence project. During the last 40 minutes of the interview, when he was discussing the state of the White Nationalist movement, Potok held forth about Dr. David Duke. Not only did Potok question the veracity of Dr. Duke's PhD, but characterized the university awarding it to him as a "diploma mill".
These are gross misstatements at best, and outright lies at worst. Then again, the SPLC has never allowed the truth to get in the way of a good story - or to hinder their quest for more money. So I intend to put forth the straight skinny on Dr. Duke's PhD and MAUP University in this post. The official Ukrainian language MAUP website is HERE; Google English translation HERE.
First, the MAUP University system is NOT a diploma mill. MAUP is transliterated as "Mizhrehional'na Akademiya upravlinnya personalom", from where it gets the English acronym "MAUP". In English, it's called the Interregional Academy of Personnel Management. Established in 1989, the MAUP is the largest non-state higher education institution in Ukraine, with branches, campuses, and institutes scattered throughout the whole country and a current student population of 40,000. It is accredited and licensed by the Ministry of Education of Ukraine to carry out educational process in ten higher education specialties with the right to give out diplomas of state and international standards.
Unfortunately, MAUP has come under fire from international Jewry and their lackeys because it has been critical of Zionism from time to time and has dared to expose Jewish involvement in the Bolshevik tyranny which engulfed the Ukraine from 1917-1992. This opposition is unsurprising when you realize that Bolshevism and Zionism are two separate wings of the same bird of prey. Dr. Duke also documents efforts by international Jewry to censor and even close down the university altogether HERE, and in December 2005, the Anti-Defamation League even went so far as to demand that a number of MAUP's leading academics be arrested and imprisoned for expressing anti-Zionist viewpoints that the ADL labels as "anti-Semitism." In September 2006, Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science ordered the denial of recognition of diplomas issued in 2006 to 4,655 MAUP graduates and ordered the closure of 26 regional branches, but in February 2007, the Kiev Court on Economic Affairs overruled the Ministry's decision.
In 2005, MAUP awarded David Duke a full Academic PhD in History after successful completion of exams and all doctoral academic requirements and a spirited Doctoral Defense in an academic conference hall adjacent to the office of the MAUP President Prof. Georgy Tchokin. This is in addition to the Honorary PhD awarded earlier. Dr. Duke's dissertation was quite similar to his book, "Jewish Supremacism". During his doctoral defense, Dr. Duke showed how Jewish supremacism and extremism was growing even more radical. He said that the extremists have so taken over Israel that, “Soon their only choices for a leader will be a mass murderer such as Ariel Sharon of Sabre and Shatila, or a maniac who wants to ethnically cleanse all of Palestine, Benjamin Netanyahu". All the members of the Academic council agreed on the academic excellence of the dissertation, and after his successful defense, they unanimously voted to approve it and grant him the Doctor of Philosophy degree.
Dr. Duke also provides a number of photos of the campus he attended HERE.