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The Ultimate Negative Campaign

from Ruth Wisse at the Wall Street Journal, March Madness, the Anti-Semite Bracket The agents of anti-Semitism are anti-Semites, and unless they become the object of scrutiny, the belligerents will achieve their goal. Blaming Israel for the suffering of Palestinian Arabs…

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The Root of the Attacks in Paris

from the Wall Street Journal editorials, Ruth R. Wisse writes Anti-Semitism Is Never Solely About The Jews: Excerpts: The PLO was founded in 1964—three years before the war launched by the Arab states from which Israel emerged in possession of some…

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…Then They Came for the Cartoonists

from the Wall Street Journal editorials, Ruth R. Wisse writes Anti-Semitism Is Never Solely About The Jews: excerpts: If we mistakenly imagine that this is “about” the Jews, however, we fall into the trap that anti-Semitism sets for us by…

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Anti-Semitism as a Political Tool

But I prefer to distinguish anti-Semitism from mere intolerance. Many other groups are subject to prejudice and discrimination. American clubs and schools that formerly excluded Jews also excluded blacks and Asians. Other “middleman minorities,” like Koreans or overseas Chinese, have…

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How Anti-Semitism fails

The ability of Arab and Muslim leaders to dominate the United Nations while celebrating their contempt for everything it stands for seems to confirm anti-Semitism’s success. Yet caveat emptor—early benefits of organizing politics against the Jews are inevitably outweighed by the…

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How the UN Spreads Anti-Semitism

The organization of politics against Israel had moved from the Middle East into the world arena. Outrages became bolder year by year: Cuba, which jails people for circulating the Human Rights Declaration, became vice chair of the U.N. Human Rights…

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The Catch 22 of Anti-Semitism

Ruth Wisse writes The Suicidal Passion – Who is damaged more by anti-Semitism- Jews, or those who organize politics against them,  in The Weekly Standard 11/21/11 Excerpt: Anti-Semitism, or the organization of politics against the Jews, is at once the…

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The Socialism of Fools

The Arab Spring may throw off the yoke of dictators, but unless they also dispose of the foolish beliefs that these dictators used to hold on to power for decades their societies will continue to decline. At Bloomberg.com Jeffrey Golberg…

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Hatred’s Political Utility

Ruth Wisse writes in the November 2010  Commentary (hard copy) The Anti-Semite’s Pointed Finger about the incredible historic persistence of anti-Semitism. She poses and then answers the question of why anti-Semitism remains when other hatreds and failed political philosophies have…

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