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Commentary: How do we curb racism and anti-Semitism — and protect free speech?

To all appearances, Michael Chikindas was a reasonably successful professor in the Department of Food Science at Rutgers University, but that was before the website Israellycool.com discovered that his Facebook page was plastered with anti-Semitic cartoons.

The caricatures - with hook noses, leering grins and ultra-Orthodox religious clothing - were sometimes accompanied by "anti-Zionist" messages, but Chikindas also promoted conspiracy theories ranging from sickeningly familiar to sickeningly inventive. Along with the usual Holocaust denial, Chikindas asserted that Israelis

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