Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Anti-Semitism Smear

Norman Soloman comments on the us of the Anti-Semitism smear and the Walt Mearsheimer paper:

[T]he uproar over what Mr. Mearsheimer and Mr. Walt had to say could invigorate public discourse about Washington's policies toward a country that consistently has received a bigger U.S. aid package for a longer period than any other nation.


As with all forms of bigotry, anti-Semitism should be condemned. At the same time, these days, America's biggest anti-Semitism problem has to do with the misuse of the label as a manipulative tactic to short-circuit debate about Washington's alliance with Israel.


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