Connie Bruck's profile of Sheldon Adelson in the New Yorker continues to resonate.
Says Christopher Varley: "I have written about the pernicious influence of
Israel ’s so-called friends in
America on many
occasions. They use their wealth and influence to bully
Israeli legislators, buy influence in the press, even to re-define Jewish
Sheldon Adelson is using his immense wealth to reshape
reality. Bruck’s profile makes grim reading.”
While John O’Keeffe questions me for saying the New Yorker was valiant on Vietnam, and questions the role of the Jewish cultural establishment: “In
Generations (1990), Strauss and Howe said Nixon split the antiwar
movement by extending grad school deferments. Thery argue that boomers
did not really object to the war. They just objected to themselves
going to the war. Nixon was wily and knew that. So thru lottery
schemes and deferments did Nixon shore off the anti war movement?…Milton Friedman said that the more economically productive should not die when some other
lower IQ dope could always go…Okay my paraphrase is rough. But what did the New Yorker say to that? Did they even notice? When did the New Yorker turn on Vietnam, before or after Nixon began his massive rampdown from 540,00 men in Jan 69 to 60K in Nov 1972?” I want to say they were pre-69. That’s my clouded memory. I could be wrong Haven’t looked into it. There was truly populist thinking among Jewish antiwar leaders–just read Bob Feldman.