Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Antisemitism, Trump and the Blame Game

We now know that an Israeli-American teenager made the bomb threats against US Jewish community centers. 

It struck me that the American Jewish community’s intramural bickering over anti-Semitism deserved a deeper look. 

I was curious why liberals needed to point to one kind of antisemitism while conservatives felt compelled to point in a different direction. 

Why —besides ideological rigidity — not go beyond the either/or?

And why is April 19th a day to be extra cautious...

All this led to the tour d'horizon below.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hillel & the Struggle for Jewish Continuity

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Taking Stock of Donald Trump

This is my "taking stock" of Trump piece that I wrote on the eve of his inauguration.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Some books I read in 2016 and can recommend as worth your time...

“Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief” by Lawrence Wright,

“It Can’t Happen Here,” by Sinclair Lewis

The Tragedy if Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957 by Frank Dikotter

Jabotinsky by Hillel Halkin

Final Solution by David Cesarani

Coming Apart: The State of White America by Charles Murray 

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