Jeffrey Goldberg on seeing Inglourious Basterds:
When I came out of the screening room the night before our interview [with director Quentin Tarantino], I was so hopped up on righteous Jewish violence that I was almost ready to settle the West Bank—and possibly the East Bank.
This is now an old story. We were exterminated in the Holocaust so we must regain our manhood. We do it in Palestine (Schindler's List ended in Israel). And we do it by taking it out on the Palestinians.
Psychologists call this "reaction formation." How long do American Jews want to be stuck in this bloody loop? How long do Jewish editors? What is this doing to the Jewish future, to imagine justice in these terms?