Monday, February 01, 2010

A Fine Anti-Semitism Talk

Robert Fine's contribution to the UCU's anti-Semitism lecture series is absolutely magnificent. I particularly appreciate the dismantling of the "anti-Semitism card card" dodge that is so popular amongst "progressives" who don't want to take seriously allegations that their behavior is anti-Jewish in effect or intent (some were less enthused).

One gets the sense that, for some on the left, any conceptualization of anti-Semitism that doesn't immediately exonerate them from any possible wrongdoing is per se abusive. There's very little we can do to stop such sentiments from proliferating, but Fine does do an excellent job of showing their bankruptcy.

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