Is Criticism of Jewish Groups & Israel Verboten?
- from the: "Is the Socratic Method really a game no two
people can play" desk of joschka fischer
HISTORIAN TONY JUDT:
Actual Story/Incident:Washington Post:
IN N.Y., SPARKS FLY OVER ISRAEL CRITICISM
By Michael Powell
NEW YORK -- Two major American Jewish organizations
helped block a prominent New York University historian
from speaking at the Polish consulate here last week,
saying the academic was too critical of Israel and
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When a person identifies himself with a group his
critical faculties are diminished and his passions
enhanced by a kind of emotive resonance. The
individual is not a killer, the group is, and by
identifying with it, the individual becomes one. This
is the infernal dialect reflected in man's history."
ATTRIBUTION: Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S.
historian. The Education of Henry Adams, ch. 1 (1907).
Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions, has
always been the systematic organization of hatreds..
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