Tuesday, May 15, 2012

How anti-zionism seduced the intellectual left

A great article by Leslie Stein has been published in Quadrant - how anti-zionism seduced the intellectual left.

It would be foolhardy to think of anti-Zionism as being a distinctly Jewish problem. In essence it is employed as a strategic means of combatting western civilization. As it gathers pace it enhances sympathy and support for Hamas, Hezbollah and other Islamists, all sworn enemies of open, democratic and tolerant societies. For some years past university campuses have become bastions of prejudice and intolerance where it is not unusual for pro-Israeli speakers to be threatened with violence. By fostering a mindset amenable to fanaticism and self-righteousness anti-Zionism gives rise to a general lowering of the tone of public discourse. That alone renders it harmful to society as a whole.


  1. From an organ that publishes the racist views of Windshuttle?.

    For a more nuanced take on the left and the new anti-Semitism:


  2. Interesting, but can you actually argue the points in the essay?