In light of the often-bizarre and demagogic nature of her graduate thesis, “The Victimhood of the Powerful”, one question has abounded about Jenny Peto: what kind of person is she?
After weeks of controversy surrounding her thesis, Peto’s family has decided to break their silence over the matter, and it seems to have to do with Peto’s self-assumed stewardship of her grandmother’s memory.
Early in her thesis, Peto writes of her grandmother. “My thesis is dedicated to my grandmother, Jolan Peto, a Holocaust survivor who spent her life fighting injustice,” Peto writes. “I know that if she were alive today she would be right there with me protesting Israeli Apartheid.”
Except, according to Peto’s brother David, writing in a letter to the editor of the National Post, this would unequivocally not be the case.
“It is not my desire to get involved with the details of my sister Jenny Peto’s thesis, which has recently generated tremendous controversy,” Peto writes. “There are people far more qualified than I to debate the merits of the thesis, or lack thereof.”
“There is, however, one point that I...More >>