Thursday, January 8, 2009

From the Stray Thought Bin

In the same way that everyone knows that a map is not the territory, there is no longer any antisemitism.

2 comments:

Bruce I. Kodish said...

In the following article,Mark Steyn gives a good rundown of the way in which 'there is no antisemitism anymore'.
The ‘oldest hatred’ lives, from Gaza to Florida

Bruce I. Kodish said...

In a related article, Thomas Sowell gives a concise explanation of how the verbally-expressed maps of some well-intentioned people have helped perpetuate the Arab-Israeli conflict. Pretty Talk and Ugly Realities

The mistaken attitudes Sowell criticizes are not necessarily antisemitic, but they help to create an atmosphere favorable to antisemitism and antisemites, often behind the mask of anti-Israelism (although the mask is often rather thin).