Daily Archives: May 24, 2017

Mondoweiss: ‘Why is Israel’s interference in American politics not subject to a congressional probe? Because it’s so successful.’

I find Mondoweiss a challenge to read and to simultaneously keep my equanimity. The website challenges my assumptions about the moral superiority of the Jews and of the Jewish state. I can’t think of any Middle Eastern country I would … Continue reading

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What Is Conservatism? By Ofir Haivry and Yoram Hazony

LINK. “Anglo-American conservatism is a distinct political tradition” coming from certain DNA. It doesn’t work as well for other DNA. “The challenges facing the Anglo-American tradition are now” as always coming from those with different DNA who take up residence … Continue reading

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Zionism As White Nationalism

It amuses me when Jews proclaim themselves as not white, when from the perspective of people of color, Jews embody white privilege. Progressives were for non-whites liberating themselves from whites, Zionism seemed like whites pushing out browns aka white nationalism. … Continue reading

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Portland Food Activists Call Israeli Restaurant Appropriative

Stories like this make my head hurt. Mexican food is my favorite food. Does that mean I should only eat it in restaurants operated by Mexicans? Forward: …a restaurant called Shalom Y’all sits in the problematic “Appropriative Business” column. Its … Continue reading

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Jewish Survival Strategies: An Interview with Gilad Atzmon

Aedon Cassiel writes: Editor’s Note: This interview was recently conducted by e-mail between Aedon Cassiel and Gilad Atzmon. Atzmon’s latest book, Being in Time: A Post-Political Manifesto, is being released tomorrow (May 24). In your work, who do you consider … Continue reading

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