Norman G. Finkelstein (born December 8, 1953) is the liberal author of The Holocaust Industry, a book which takes some Jewish institutions to task for seeking to profit from the Holocaust. While not denying that the Holocaust took place, Finkelstein's views have led some to accuse him of anti-semitism and Holocaust denial, although Finkelstein's parents are Holocaust survivors. He has also argued against many of Israel's policies.
He was an assistant professor of political science at DePaul University until they denied him tenure in 2007, due to "unprofessional personal attacks [which] divert the conversation away from consideration of ideas, and polarize and simplify conversations that deserve layered and subtle consideration." 
He was placed on (paid) academic year for the final year of his university contract.