The nineteen martyrs of 9/11 were never charged let alone convicted of a crime. This is because - so as not to squander precious prosecutorial resources - we tend not to indict dead people. But now let’s suppose the Truthers are right. Since these nineteen young men didn’t do it, they’re probably not dead. Or … Continue reading WHAT’S WRONG WITH THOSE TRUTHERS?
‘Denialism’ is a neologism in search of a meaning. Let’s see if we can find it one. As it turns out we’re going to fail. As it turns out calling someone a denialist is going to have about as much cognitive content as calling him an asshole. It’s an expletive. A term of strong disapproval. … Continue reading DENIALISM
There’s not a whole lot that’s special about us Jews. Yes, we do celebrate Easter by drinking the blood of a Christian baby, preferably one still wet from the baptismal fount. But other than that we’re pretty much like everyone else. As Shylock asked rhetorically, “Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, … Continue reading JEWS, THE SHOAH, AND IDENTITY POLITICS