Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Molly Ivins: Pro-Israel 'Nutjobs' on the Attack

We agree with Molly on this one.

Truthdig - Reports - Molly Ivins: Pro-Israel 'Nutjobs' on the Attack:

"AUSTIN, Texas: One of the consistent deformities in American policy debate has been challenged by a couple of professors, and the reaction proves their point so neatly it's almost funny.

A working paper by John Mearsheimer, professor of political science at the University of Chicago, and Stephen Walt, professor of international affairs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, called 'The Israel Lobby' was printed in the London Review of Books earlier this month. And all hell broke loose in the more excitable reaches of journalism and academe.

For having the sheer effrontery to point out the painfully obvious, that there is an Israel lobby in the United States, Mearsheimer and Walt have been accused of being anti-Semitic, nutty and guilty of 'kooky academic work.' Alan Dershowitz, who seems to be easily upset, went totally ballistic over the mild, academic, not to suggest pretty boring article by Mearsheimer and Walt, calling them 'liars' and 'bigots.' "

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