In fairness, the Guardian – over the last few years – has been a bit more vigilant in avoiding antisemitic language, and we’re certainly glad that their editorial position on the antisemitism scandal currently engulfing the Labour Party is morally clear. However, it would benefit their readers – and help contextualise the problem of antisemitism on the British Left – if senior editors would show a bit more self-reflection by acknowledging their own troubling history of sanctioning toxic rhetoric historically used by anti-Semites.
On Feb. 2nd we commented on a ‘Comment is Free’ essay by frequent Israel-lobby critic Stephen Kinzer which criticized Hilary Clinton’s alleged failure to take a position on a bill which would increase sanctions against […]
Last year, ‘Comment is Free’ contributor Stephen Kinzer, much like fellow contributors Glenn Greenwald and Michael Cohen, was angry at the opponents of Chuck Hagel. Hagel, you may recall, is the former (conservative Republican) senator from […]
‘Comment is Free’ contributor Stephen Kinzer, much like fellow contributors Glenn Greenwald and Michael Cohen, is angry with the foes of Chuck Hagel. Hagel, a far-right Republican hostile to abortion rights, gay rights and […]
This is cross posted from the blog of Terry Glavin, and is a powerful response to Stephen Kinzer’s CiF piece on Dec. 31, titled, “End Human Rights Imperialism Now“. The headline on […]