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Fellow-travellers and useful idiots

John Gray in the New Statesman. Islamist movements fill this gap by combining hatred of the West with Leninist methods of remodelling society by force – a mix that some on the left evidently find appealing. authoritarianismjohn grayKoestlerregressive lefttotalitarianism

State-sponsored segregation

From the very party that brought you the KKK and eugenics. Richard Rothstein chats about his new book The Color of Law. The publisher blurb here. (Unusually, it’s the subtitle that is more illuminating). Jane JacobsLiberalismracismregressive leftrichard Rothsteinthe color of law

Prelude to Douglas Murray’s new book

In The World of Yesterday, published in 1942, the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig wrote that in the years leading up to the Second World War, “I felt that Europe, in its state of derangement, had passed its own death sentence.” Only his timing was out. It would take several more decades before that death sentence…

Mary Lefkowitz

Here’s wishing a happy birthday to the amazingly brave Mary Lefkowitz, a beacon of light for intellectual integrity, truth and liberality. I’d urge you to read History Lesson: it’s an easy, quick and a rather chilling read. Mary came to my attention some thirty years ago when, studying classics, I came across the contentious Martin Bernal. Their bitter clash later morphed into even more unsavory exchanges with others…

Jewish Conservatism: A Manifesto

Eric Cohen and Aylana Meisel in Commentary. To this day, many American Jews reflexively associate anti-Semitism with the “Right.” And without question, the “neo-Nazi” and white-supremacist strains of anti-Semitism exist in America, and occasionally their sick adherents act out against the Jews. But these perverse philosophies have no broad institutional base and no representatives in…