The City University of New York has been the scene of what The New York Times called a “firestorm” over its handling of an honorary doctorate awarded to — and temporarily withdrawn from — celebrated playwright Tony Kushner. The tempest involved some controversial Kushner comments on Israel. The Rag Blog’s Meeropol, who teaches at CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was one of those who nominated Kushner, and he gives us the inside story.

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