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Old 11-30-2011, 10:14 AM
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Default Re: Values Added: The Whirligig of Time (Glenn Loury & Walter Russell Mead)

I stopped too soon in my reading of Sulllivan's blog. There is another posting from the day following that of my prior citation (September 26 and 27, 2011), in which he seems to accept the characterization of the book he has not read as anti-Semitic:

http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast....emite-ctd.html

Here is Mearsheimer's defense, cited on the blog of the putatively anti-Semitic writer, who is a Jewish jazz saxophonist, formerly resident in Israel (perhaps born there, I don't know), now resident in London, also cited by Sullivan, but in a deprecatory way:

http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/mear...#entry12987320

Here is a critique of Mearsheimer by a Jewish intellectual which explicitly calls Mearsheimer an anti-Semite:

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/na..._scandal_wasnt

Here is Jeffrey Goldberg, lambasting Gilad Atzmon:

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/...ionist/245518/

Finally, here is an interview with Norman Finkelstein which alleges a malign influence of the Israel lobby, or of the Greater Israel Lobby, in academia, or the "marketplace of ideas" as regards the Palestinian question, in particular:

http://www.zcommunications.org/finke...an-finkelstein

I am very ambivalent about whether I want to go down this rabbit hole, i.e. the rabbit hole of the scholarly literature involving Israel and the Palestinians. It's very contentious and gets nasty pretty quickly, that is clear. September 11, 2011, Andrew Sullivan thinks that Mearsheimer is brilliant and the object of a terrible smear campaign. Only two weeks later, Mearsheimer becomes something very different on the same blog, all because he has written a blurb for a book that the blogger, Sullivan, has not read, and will probably never read.
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