Archive for March, 2016


Haaretz »

No, anti-Zionism Isn’t anti-Semitism

March 30, 2016 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

Last week, the Regents of the University of California adopted a set of “principles against intolerance.” They declared that “opposition to Zionism often is expressed in ways that are not simply statements of disagreement over politics and policy, but also assertions of prejudice and intolerance toward Jewish people and culture.”… Read the Rest »

The Atlantic »

The Myth of the ‘Reagan Democrat’

March 28, 2016 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

When pundits claim Donald Trump can win the presidency, they often evoke a fabled political species: “Reagan Democrats.” “Are Reagan Democrats becoming Trump Democrats?” wondered CNN commentator Jeffrey Lord last fall in The American Spectator. “I think there’s a lot of Reagan Democrats waiting to vote for him,” declared MSNBC’s… Read the Rest »

The Atlantic »

What Trump and Cruz Should Learn From Belgium

March 23, 2016 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

Right after the attacks in Brussels on Tuesday, Donald Trump did something bizarre. He spoke the truth. Appearing on Fox and Friends, the GOP presidential frontrunner declared that, “This all happened because frankly there is no assimilation.”

Haaretz »

Trump at AIPAC: A Jewish Betrayal of the United States

March 23, 2016 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

Thank you, Donald Trump. Unwittingly, you’ve done something important. You’ve exposed AIPAC’s indifference to the well being of the country in which it thrives. My country. The United States.

Haaretz »

When the Fight Over BDS Is a Jewish Civil War

March 8, 2016 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

Vassar, according to one conservative website, is among the ten most anti-Semitic colleges in America. Last month, an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal declared that, “Anti-Israel sentiment mixed with age-old anti-Semitism has reached a fever pitch” there. So it was with some anxiety that I travelled last week to… Read the Rest »

The Atlantic »

The Violence to Come

March 3, 2016 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

What will happen to American politics if, as now appears likely, the Republican Party nominates Donald Trump? Here’s one bet: It will get more violent.

Haaretz »

Donald Trump Probably Won’t Be President of the United States. Here’s Why

March 2, 2016 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

“America,” wrote Ari Shavit in Haaretz a few days ago, “is no longer the country we have known…It is no longer a nation confident in itself, its identity and its future. It is a frightened, angry America. An America that has lost its way.” The man who spurred these words is,… Read the Rest »