Series Archives: Left vs. Right

Israel Left and Right

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Left vs. Right

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Left vs. Right There are a number of reasons why I tend to avoid trying to force-fit the whole Arab-Israeli conflict into a Left-Right continuum. First off, the terms “Left” and “Right” have become so all-encompassing, which (if you include all those who insist they […]

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From Ambivalence to Betrayal – 1

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Left vs. Right

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Left vs. Right Well I finished reading Robert Wistrich’s From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and Israel.  And, as expected from a scholar of Wistrich’s impeccable talents, the book is not just masterful but is likely to represent the seminal work on the […]

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From Ambivalence to Betrayal – 3

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Left vs. Right

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Left vs. RightMost of the kids marching against Israel on college campuses today were not even born in 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed, meaning they have little to no idea how much their rhetoric and actions are built on nearly 150 years of political […]

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From Ambivalence to Betrayal – 4

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Left vs. Right

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Left vs. RightAn obvious objection to all this talk about Karl Marx (and the Bolshevik revolutionaries who did so much damage in his name) in the context of a discussion of Left-wing anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism is that it continues to allow current inheritors of this […]

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From Ambivalence to Betrayal – Fini

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Left vs. Right

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Left vs. RightThere are two types of problematical reaction from two different audiences when confronted with information like the history presented in Robert Wistrich’s From Ambivalence to Betrayal. The first reaction comes from those whose political disposition is liberal or otherwise left-leaning who might acknowledge […]

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