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June 02, 2009

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Bob-B

It is not entirely clear how they can simultaneously say that the Nazis were okay because they gave the Jews what they deserve and criticize the Jews for adopting the Nazi character. But then I suppose logical consistency is some nasty infidel nonsense.

Alvin Lucier

"logical consistency" smacks of Western Enlightenment colonial, patriarchal, Crusading hegemonic hatred of 'the Other" and other 'ways' of 'being' 'right'

TDK

I don't think it's fair to blame it all on Jacqueline Rose, wrong though she is. Delegitimising arguments by saying that the holder is sick is unfortunately standard practise by some on the left. There's a long history of Marxists trying to blame disagreements on psychological problems both in the West and in the Soviet Union. She is just one of the latest practitioners. Oliver James occupies similar territory.

I think what is happening with Israel is a sort of hesitant race. The participants step closer and closer to outright anti-semitism. Each is afraid to move too far ahead of the pack. They all provide intellectual support to each other when challenged and even when not. After all for this generation of Marxists this is unknown territory and they are frightened of getting too far ahead. Nevertheless the direction is clear and seemingly only the ETA is in doubt.

Cleanthes

"I don't think it's fair to blame it all on Jacqueline Rose, wrong though she is."

MH isn't blaming her: he is making precisely the point you do.

TDK

Well I didn't think I was disagreeing with MH either but I do think I was contributing a different point.

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