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Ending the ‘Passionate Attachment’

Allies in the Medieval-Modern Struggle In his farewell address in 1796, George Washington warned against a “passionate attachment” or “inveterate hatred” toward any nation. Some Americans were impassioned about revolutionary France. Within a few years, agents of foreign minister Talleyrand … Continue reading

Posted in 2014

Perry Anderson on the Left and the ‘Israel lobby’

Perry Anderson, the leading Marxist scholar of the day, confounds the vulgar Marxism that US policy is about “oil” and “profits”, a view that would reduce Nazism to a matter of Russian oil and wheat. These excerpts are followed by … Continue reading

Posted in Timeless

Theses on Zionism

by Harry Clark On CounterPunch January 17, 2014 In response to Joseph Massad’s  “Theses on Zionism” in Electronic Intifada on December 9, 2013. On this site

Posted in 2013

Reboot the Left on Palestine

What is to be done? Worldwide, it is Israel Apartheid Week, 2013, a worthy expression of solidarity with the Palestinians suffering under Israel’s occupation of the territories it conquered in the June, 1967 war. However, the leading lights of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2013

Noam Chomsky and BDS: the ‘responsibility of intellectuals?’

Noam Chomsky’s critique of the boycott/divestment/sanctions movement against Israel, in solidarity with the Palestinian people, attracted wide attention. The Nation, where his article appeared, published five responses, to which Chomsky responded, and at least five appeared independently. Chomsky’s views were … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 | Tagged , ,

The End of Modern Jewish History

The Jewish state of Israel and the organized Jewish communities abroad have constituted the Zionist Jewish people, whose aggrandizement has replaced liberalism as the Jewish social principle. This outlook has also deeply affected the Jewish left, who have abandoned the … Continue reading

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No Cockburn, No Voice

Alexander Cockburn was probably the most distinguished left journalist in his adopted land. He was fortified by his father Claud’s career in British journalism and the Communist Party, above all in the crucible of the late 1930s, when the British … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 | Tagged , , ,