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Quandary for American Jews, Caught in Bitter U.S. Class War

November 2, 2016 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

The conversation took place more than twenty years ago, but I still remember it. I was walking with another American through Oxford University, where we had both recently arrived as graduate students. In the middle of our conversation, she said something along the lines of: “You probably feel pretty comfortable… Read the Rest »

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An Open Letter to the U.S. Jewish Leaders Who’ve Stayed Silent on Trump

September 21, 2016 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

Dear Mr. Greenberg and Mr. Hoenlein, John F. Kennedy liked to quote Dante as saying that “the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality.” Dante didn’t actually say that. And applying the maxim to a Jewish organization is theologically… Read the Rest »

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The Republican Conflation of Immigration and ISIS

January 29, 2016 | post a comment | Philip Johnson

You can learn a lot from the words politicians use, and even more from the words they don’t. At last night’s Republican debate, candidates and moderators mentioned “immigration” 27 times. No surprise there. It may the single biggest issue in the GOP race. The word “Mexican,” however, wasn’t mentioned once,… Read the Rest »

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Peter on the Tavis Smiley Show

June 22, 2010 | Comments Off on Peter on the Tavis Smiley Show | Peter Beinart

Watch the intereview here