I admit to some professional bias here, since The Israel Lobby opens with a none-too-veiled insinuation that the Atlantic, which commissioned the original essay and then declined to publish it, did so out of fear of a potential backlash fromVia Jeffrey Goldberg, who also has a post more relevant to today worth reading, "The World's Pornographic Interest in Jewish Moral Failure."
the Jewsthe Israel Lobby. I wasn't privy to the editorial decision-making surrounding the piece, so I'm speaking only for myself when I say that we almost certainly rejected the essay because it was lousy - because the analysis it provided on a subject of great moment was indefensibly slanted and wrapped in frankly conspiratorial thinking.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Always nice to see a solid bashing of Mearsheimer and Walt. The point of the post regards a truly bizarre post on Walt's new blog. Let me quote something less relevant to today, but more personally satisfying: