Sunday, March 08, 2009

RIP Mr. Cohen

Steve Cohen, self-described "anti-Zionist Zionist" ("that should confuse the bastards") and author of the mid-1980s leftist tract That's Funny, You Don't Look Anti-Semitic, has passed away.

I imagine Mr. Cohen and I would differ on many, many things. But his efforts in challenging anti-Semitism from inside his socialist movement were extraordinary, and the contribution he's made to progressives of all identities and stripes in fighting anti-Semitism are beyond measure.

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