Monthly Archives:
September 2007

Ethnic Profiling in Journalism

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Wednesday’s Times had an article on an arrest in a terror case that took pains to identify the suspect’s ethnicity: Federal authorities in New York announced that a Swede of Lebanese descent [my emphasis], wanted in connection with establishing a…

Leftists and Realists in a Tree, K-i-s-s-i-n-g

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One of the interesting things about Walt & Mearsheimer’s book is their reliance on the left. Their citations overflow with lib-lefters, from Counterpunch to the Nation to J.J. Goldberg to Michael Massing. Leftwing rabbi Michael Lerner has embraced W&M. But…

The Politics of Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust Denial

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The Hopkins event about Iran the other day in Washington was a Realist event. It was led by Francis Fukuyama, who has left neoconservatism for his own brand of realism. And the discussion revolved around realist scholar Trita Parsi’s book…

Did Bollinger Disgrace Himself in Genuflecting to Lobby?

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A number of thoughtful people were shocked by the lengthy hazing Columbia President Lee Bollinger administered to Iran’s Ahmadinejad Monday in introducing him at the school. Chris Matthews said, “Who is this guy?” then laughed at the length of the…

The World Changes! A Full-Page Ad for Walt/Mearsheimer in NYT!

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Let us celebrate the moment. Today the great publishing house Farrar, Straus & Giroux has bought a full-page ad for Walt & Mearsheimer in the New York Times. Two years after The Atlantic refused to publish their work and they…

Where Is C-Span? (Don’t Marginalize Walt/Mearsheimer)

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C-Span filmed Walt and Mearsheimer’s event at Politics and Prose on September 5 and has not yet aired it. The event was so jammed, reports the WSJ (fairly), with 500 people, that people were turned away on the sidewalk. Why…

M.J. Rosenberg on Anti-Semitism

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M.J. Rosenberg, of Israel Policy Forum, tried to post re the Philadelphia event I blogged about and wasn’t able to. Thank you, M.J. Here’s his comment: This is sad, actually. I read about this event in Philly and then read…

The LA Times Gives Bestselling Walt and Mearsheimer a Forum

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God bless the LA Times Editorial board, it met with Walt and Mearsheimer and published the dialogue! That’s called journalism. It was a real give and take. The LA Times people were critical, at times even conservative: Nick Goldberg suggested…

Jim Abourezk Busts My Condescending, Pettifogging Self

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I’m a big fan of former South Dakota Sen. James Abourezk, but I raised an eyebrow over his statement that he had collided with Wolf Blitzer, then of AIPAC, at the “Federal Press Club.” I didn’t know what that is/was….

Walt & Mearsheimer Crack NYT Bestseller List

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John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt begin a book tour this week, Dallas to California. According to Amazon’s report of the New York Times bestseller list, their book on the Israel lobby is at #12 this coming week. Katy, bar the…

Professor Walt Visits Montana, Without Dershowitz. Montana Survives

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A year ago Stephen Walt was invited by University of Montana History Chairman Richard Drake to deliver the school’s annual Presidential lecture in Helena. Drake writes that he experienced a fusillade of angry mail — from other professors. “I have…

CSM Publishes Anti-Zionist Op-Ed! (Have Floodgates Opened?)

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The Christian Science Monitor has published a bold piece by John Whitbeck, who has advised the Palestinians, calling for a binational state in historic Palestine, and an end to Zionism. Traumatized by the Holocaust and perceived insecurity as a Jewish…