Re: Values Added: The Whirligig of Time (Glenn Loury & Walter Russell Mead)
Perhaps instead of putting this in terms of competing which factors favored Americans protecting Jews, we could come up with a list of such factors:
1. Demonize the Nazis ---> protect the Jews.
2. Global Christian guilt for past rejection of Jews ---> protect the Jews
3. Plant an allied stronghold in Middle East ---> protect the Jews
4. Flow of Jewish capital to America ---> protect the Jews.
And so on. I can imagine there are many more, some more altruistic than others, but all add up.