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The “Dhimmi” Jew vs. the “Maccabean” Jew

The redoubtable, incisive and subtle Douglas Murray is the only current public intellectual I’ve come across to have read Gregor von Rezzori’s Memoirs of an Anti-Semite. While Murray points to Rezzori’s central psychological insight that anti-Semitism is a form of prestige (i.e. snobbery), I want to add a further complicating wrinkle to the discussion. That is,…

From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and Israel

The (“pussy-hatted”) sheep-like disproportionate support offered by the middle and upper classes for the Women’s March, tone-deaf to its Jew-hating leadership, is a now commonplace mainstreamed dissimulation disguised as merely criticism of Israel and buttressed by useful idiots (or shit-puppets as we say in the trailer park). I spent many an hour chatting with Wistrich when…

Penrose + Rogan

I highly recommend Penrose’s classic The Emperor’s New Mind and the follow-up Shadows of the Mind: A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness. I had the pleasure of meeting Penrose via an Imperial-based collaborator/chum of mine at an Imperial College lecture soon after the release of TENM. It’s quite extraordinary that Rogan as the proverbial geezer on…