The undisguised extremism promoted by Golden Dawn is a chilling watershed in Greece’s postwar democracy. Fascist gangs are turning Athens into a city of shifting front lines, seizing on crimes and local protests to promote their own movement, by claiming to be the defenders of...
House rejects stopgap security agency funding, partial shutdown looms
Reflecting on my trip to Birmingham with The Temple
LAUSD board race a study in polarization
Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow
My interview with Leonard Nimoy
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Q&A with Jorma Kaukonen on Jefferson Airplane and Judaism
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These days, the word “fascism” is used here in Israel – as also abroad – almost casually. It is sometimes spoken with glee, often spoken in sorrow. Yet while it is fair (and painful) to say that a crop of laws, recent and prospective, are anti-democratic, the word...
November 3, 2008 | 9:33 pm
It seems Jewcy has lost all its best regular bloggers: Ali Eteraz, Daniel Koffler, Joey Kurtzman. But here’s a good piece from Josh Strawn about the hollowness of calling Barack Obama a socialist. (Seriously, a friend of mine responded to another friend’s mass e-mail in support of Obama last night with “Obama for the people’s republic of America!!!”).
Most of Strawn’s blog post is after the jump:
March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm
September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pmThe best part about Y2K, in my judgment, was that it signaled the end of the 20th century.
Who among us would want to relive the last 100 years? Tens of millions of people died during the previous century in the most violent and brutal ways.
World War I, at the start of...
February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm
A friend leaned across a bar and said, "You call the war in Iraq an anti-fascist war. You even call it a left-wing war -- a war of liberation. That language of yours. And yet, on the left, not too many people agree with you."
"Not true," I said. "Apart from X, Y and Z, whose...