THE NEW ANTI-SEMITISM….Matt Yglesias reads a recently released essay about the “new anti-Semitism” — it’s new because now liberal Jews are supposedly fueling it too — but concludes that he’s not the real target after all:
When you think about it, things like this essay or Jonah Goldberg’s little McCarthyite smears aren’t really about convincing people that I’m an anti-semite, or that Tony Judt or Adrienne Rich or Tony Kushner is. The idea, basically, is to scare the goyim who figure that while liberal Jews can take the heat, they probably can’t, and had best just avoid talking about the whole thing. And based on my observations of the blogosphere, it works pretty well as a tactic.
Yep. Seems to work pretty well on politicians too. But I thought that right-wingers were supposed to be opposed to race hustling?
M.J. Rosenberg has more here.