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Stop Calling Him 'Dr.': The Academic Fraud of Sebastian Gorka, Trumpís Terrorism 'Expert'
Haaretz ^ | Andrew Reynolds

Posted on 02/26/2019 10:31:00 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Early on a mustache-twirling villain emerged as the face of the Trump White House. With the mannerisms of a pompous English B-movie baddy, Sebastian Gorka is to Donald Trump what the Sheriff of Nottingham was to King John. The malevolent sidekick.

Dr. Gorka styles himself as the crusading academic. A Kissinger for our troubled times. The brilliant scholar of terrorism who has taught at elite colleges and published groundbreaking research. He often reminds the imbeciles of the press that as a man of great learning only he truly comprehends the threat of Muslims.

But experts have listened to Gorka’s advocacy of the Muslim ban, attacks on the media and sterling defence of Trump’s “well-oiled’ administration and wondered how could such a well trained academic make such baseless and ignorant claims about topics he purports to be an expert on? In March he became embroiled in a remarkable spat with a Republican National Security consultant, Michael S. Smith. Gorka is flailing widely – tilting at enemies real and imagined.

I started digging and it didn’t take long to find out that Gorka is a fraud – a charlatan of the most brazen hue – a snake-oil salesman whose supposed Ph.D dissertation would have never passed muster in America or Britain and to put the cherry on the cake was approved by an fraudulent panel of examiners. The polar opposite of Lt. Gen H.R. McMasters’ celebrated dissertation awarded by UNC Chapel Hill.

Gorka is Hungarian-English. He gained an American passport in 2012. His nationalist parents fled to London from Budapest in 1956. His dissertation – Content and End-State-based Alteration in the Practice of Political Violence since the End of the Cold War: the difference between the terrorism of the Cold War and the terrorism of al Qaeda

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The tract is long on Islamophobia and the unsubstantiated claims of the polemicist but short on theory, evidence or academic rigor. Corvinus is not an institution with a profile, so I looked: sadly it doesn’t even make the top 1,000 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Even Gorka’s attendance poses a mystery. When exactly was he a graduate student at the university? Did he take classes? Did he receive any training in Islam or Islamic studies? His CV notes that he left Hungary in 2004 to work for the U.S. Defense Department in Germany and then in 2008 relocated to the U.S. There is no evidence that he ever returned to live and study in Budapest.

1 posted on 02/26/2019 10:31:00 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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SEBASTIAN GORKA


2 posted on 02/26/2019 10:31:44 AM PST by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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If only the Author was as interested in the Education History of one Barack Obama.


3 posted on 02/26/2019 10:34:17 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses.)
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Wow...I wish someone would have investigated Obama with half the rigor of this guy!


4 posted on 02/26/2019 10:34:57 AM PST by gr8eman (Since God has been banished from our classrooms, Satan has filled the void.)
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Sebastian Gorka is to Donald Trump what the Sheriff of Nottingham was to King John.

John was not King, he was a Prince. Also, he did not give one thought to the Sheriff of Nottingham. The Baron and Count might have, but the Prince did not.

Oh, and Gorka IS a doctor (PhD from Corvinus University).

5 posted on 02/26/2019 10:37:43 AM PST by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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Hummm...PhD snobbery? I am shocked! More huff and puff in this piece than actual facts.


6 posted on 02/26/2019 10:37:49 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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Haaretz. Consider the source.


7 posted on 02/26/2019 10:39:25 AM PST by rightazrain ("Suppose you were an idiot...suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself" -Mark Twain)
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True that!


8 posted on 02/26/2019 10:40:55 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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The polar opposite of Lt. Gen H.R. McMasters’ celebrated dissertation awarded by UNC Chapel Hill.

Oh the UNC-CH with fake Black Studies no classes classes for black athletes? Yeah a real institution of higher Liberal education without getting any:-)


9 posted on 02/26/2019 10:42:26 AM PST by Harpotoo (Being a socialist is a lot easier than having to WORK like the rest of US:-))
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Sounds like Gorka pissed in the dweeb author’s corn-hole flakes.


10 posted on 02/26/2019 10:46:47 AM PST by VietVet876
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Certainly not a top university.

If he satisfied their requirements, he satisfied their requirements!

I’ve seen far far worse Ed.D. & PolySci PhD doctoral dissertations!


11 posted on 02/26/2019 10:46:51 AM PST by Reily
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“Why We Fight” By Sebastian Gorka

And because of these Reynolds types.


12 posted on 02/26/2019 10:47:57 AM PST by onedoug
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Corvinus is not an institution with a profile—No Shxt dick tracy..

Corvinus University of Budapest - Budapest - Hungary ...
The University Library of Corvinus University of Budapest is an academic library aiming to provide excellent resources and services to support the learning, teaching and research activities at the University. There are four reading rooms, two computer labs, a newspaper reading room and an Economic History Research Library.


13 posted on 02/26/2019 10:49:01 AM PST by litehaus (A memory toooo long.............)
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The author of this screed should attend a local school board meeting - they are filled with dime store “doctors” of this and that.

Personally, I would reserve the “doctor” title for, in addition to medicine and dentistry, to at least semi hard sciences like the guys who figure out rocket launches.

It could be worse: the Germans refer to lawyers as Doctor...

14 posted on 02/26/2019 10:56:56 AM PST by Stingray51
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If Sharpton can be a Reverend, then Gorka has every right to be a Doctor.

This investigative reporter certainly got his tidy whities in a wad.


15 posted on 02/26/2019 11:00:16 AM PST by V K Lee ("VICTORY FOR THE RIGHTEOUS IS JUDGMENT FOR THE WICKED")
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Don’t you love this “my PhD(ick)” is bigger than yours BS?

Isn’t Boston College a supposedly top-ranked university? Couldn’t prove it by Alexandria Ocasio-Kotex, now could you?


16 posted on 02/26/2019 11:03:34 AM PST by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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His nationalist parents fled to London from Budapest in 1956..

The author twice refers to Ghorka’s parents as “nationalists”. Does that just mean that his parents supported the Hungarian people against their Soviet overlords in the 1956 Uprising? I can see how a Lefty might find that disturbing.

17 posted on 02/26/2019 11:03:49 AM PST by Stingray51
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She didn’t go to BC, she went to BU.


18 posted on 02/26/2019 11:05:09 AM PST by crosdaddy
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I sure would have liked to see answers to those questions with regard to Obama.


19 posted on 02/26/2019 11:05:39 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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SSDD.


20 posted on 02/26/2019 11:06:39 AM PST by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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