Historian Susan Reverby’s riveting biography of Alan Berkman is a magnificent book. Berkman was imprisoned in the 60s, convicted for his political work in the underground as a leader of an offshoot of the Weather Underground. On regaining his freedom he devoted his life to public health and helping those the system abandoned.
In his new book, Zionist Betrayal of Jews, Stanley Heller demonstrates that Netanyahus embrace of Trump even as antisemtism spikes is in a tradition of Zionists forgiving powerful antisemites in the west if they can serve Zionist goals in the Middle East.
In his book Overcoming Zionism, of 2007, the late Joel Kovel expressed the belief that the creation of Israel in 1948, as a colony of settlers who established an exclusively Jewish and discriminatory state, caused a multi-faceted disaster -– “a dreadful mistake” -– that should be undone, with Israel de-Zionized and integrated into the Middle East. A review by Michael Smith.
In a new book, The Rise of the Arab American Left, Pamela Pennock, a history professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, documents the rise of Arab American leftwing political activism after the 1967 war, including organizations such as the Arab American Ass’n of University Graduates that built coalitions on the left.
Albert Einstein, once America’s most famous Jew, saw the disaster unfolding in Palestine; Jared Kushner should heed his warning.
It was mobilizations like the Saturday women’s marches against Trump that ended the war in Vietnam. The word spread then to the soldiers in Vietnam, and they stopped fighting and it was all over. That’s what could happen here. Trump could be all over. We know now we can stop Trump and his deplorable cabinet.
Is Obama a person of the left? Phil Weiss says he is and is making great strides late in his presidency. Michael Smith say Obama is all for the 1 percent