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Nick Denton Should Do Some Homework


Blogger Nick Denton says Jewish liberals support the war more than most non-Jewish liberals. Since he says I obfuscate through statistics, I suppose he’s got some evidence that this is true. It probably is, but I haven’t seen any evidence of it. But when he says there would “hardly be any Jewish conservatives” if it “wasn’t for Israel and the Middle East,” he really shows he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Among the 31 original names on the National Review masthead, at least five of them were Jewish. Irving Kristol and the rest of the original “neos” became anti-liberal before the founding of Israel. But virtually all of them moved to the Right because of their anti-Communism, not Israel. Why he thinks so many Jews became Republicans because of Israel is a mystery to me since the Republican Party and the conservatives generally were historically perceived to be less friendly to Israel than Democrats and Liberals. Seriously, I don’t know what he’s talking about and I’m not sure he does either.