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Edward Alexander is Prof. Emeritus in the Department of English at the University of Washington,his most recent book is The State of the Jews: A Critical Appraisal (Transaction, 2012).

ARTICLES BY: Edward Alexander


June 15, 2020 4:16 am
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The New Iconoclasm: Down With Jefferson, Up With Sharpton

Rarely a week passes without dramatic pictures on TV and in the press of sledgehammers taken to heroes of the Old Confederacy, along with new...

February 2, 2020 12:14 pm
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Remembering the Great Jewish Historian Gertrude Himmelfarb

Gertrude Himmelfarb, prolific historian of the Victorian period, professor emeritus of history at City University of New York, graduate of New Utrecht High School in...

December 30, 2019 11:53 am
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American Pogrom

The recent mini-pogroms — in New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere — have, it would appear, been carried out in substantial part by African-Americans, including...

October 31, 2019 7:25 am
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Senators Sanders and Warren Offer ‘The Squad’ Squalid Middle East Peace Plans

"In the warmest of human hearts," the socialist Irving Howe once wrote, "there is always a cold spot for the Jews." The plans which socialist...

October 6, 2019 11:36 am
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Britain’s Academic Left Expunges Jews From the Holocaust

The late Lucy Dawidowicz once referred, decades ago in a letter to me, to the widespread practice of stealing the Holocaust from its European Jewish...

August 8, 2019 7:51 am
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Al Sharpton and the Decline of the Democrats

In recent months, most of the contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, ever zealous for (bad) new causes, have displayed an oily sycophancy towards the...

July 11, 2019 2:54 pm
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Kamala Harris’ ‘Victory’ Over Joe Biden

The left flank of the Democratic Party, as ignorant as it is dogmatic, has been crowing over Kamala Harris' "victory" over Joe Biden in the...

June 23, 2019 8:37 am
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How the Israeli Left Lost It

Review of The Crack-Up of the Israeli Left by Mordechai Nisan, Canada: Mantua Books. “When It comes to defaming Jews, the Palestinians are pisherkes [pipsqueaks] next to...

June 13, 2019 1:37 pm
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How Should We Spell ‘Antisemitism’?

In 1977 I attended a meeting with Yehuda Bauer, the preeminent Israeli Holocaust scholar, and the late Naomi Pascal, then a main editor of the...

April 23, 2019 12:40 pm
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The Democrats’ Real Antisemitism Problem: Bernie Sanders  

“Antisemitism is no longer a problem, fortunately. It’s raised because privileged people want to make sure they have total control, not just 98 percent control....

March 13, 2019 11:28 am
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Journalism’s Longest War: The New York Times Versus Zionism and Israel

Review: Jerold S. Auerbach, Print to Fit: The New York Times, Zionism and Israel: 1896-2016. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2019. It has long been a commonplace...

January 15, 2019 11:32 am
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O Brave New (Repaired) World

Jonathan Neumann’s new book To Heal the World?: How the Jewish Left Corrupts Judaism and Endangers Israel is a scathing analysis of the pseudo-religion of “tikkun...

September 16, 2018 9:12 am
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Sex, Politics, and Judith Butler at NYU

A few days ago, I happened upon a letter of August 17 in the Chronicle of Higher Education calling upon Professor Judith Butler to step down...

June 6, 2018 8:50 am
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‘Pinkwashing’? Seattle vs. Israel

In 2012, a long-planned visit approved by Seattle's then-mayor and the city's LGBTQ Commission of a LGBTQ delegation from Israel was cancelled a day before...

Israel

Israel, Major Nations to Stick to Vaccine Booster Plans Despite WHO Call

Germany, France and Israel will go ahead with plans to administer COVID-19 vaccine boosters, disregarding an appeal by the World Health Organization to hold off until more people are vaccinated around the...

Middle East

Israeli Officials, Human Rights Activists Condemn EU for Envoy Appearance a...

Israeli officials and human rights activists criticized the presence of a top European Union diplomat seated immediately behind senior leaders...

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