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On anti-Zionism and Antisemitism: A Response to Mark White’s Article in Plebity

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I appreciate the opportunity to respond to Mark White’s blog in Plebity arguing that anti-Zionism is not antisemitism. I take up some but not all of Mark’s arguments. But Mark’s analysis is off base both conceptually and factually in several places.

On anti-Zionism and Antisemitism: A Response to Mark White’s Article in Plebity

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No, Anti-Zionism does not Equal Antisemitism

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Juden Raus (Jews Out!) board game from the 1930s - Wiener Holocaust Library
When Jews discourage debate about Israel and Jewish identity, they prevent open conversation and legitimate criticism of Israel, which leaves the field open for real antisemites to use anti-Zionist language to promote and spread their actual antisemitism.

No, Anti-Zionism does not Equal Antisemitism

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McCarthyism, Political Courage and High Noon

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Anti-reds posterWitch hunts in various forms are one of those recurring themes of human history. One variation, known as McCarthyism, has returned recently, at least in the lexicon. The word McCarthyism has been thrown around a lot lately. Like ‘fascist’ or ‘marxist,’ it is a part of the word arsenal deployed in our current culture wars.

McCarthyism, Political Courage and High Noon

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Anti-Oppression Politics is a Red Herring to Divert Our Attention from Empire, Inequality, and Class Solidarity

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Why are the rich so much better at uniting around class issues than the plebes? Outrage is a sentiment that feels so pure and so right. When it is pointed at injustice and burns bright inside of us we are reaffirmed as the moral beings that we believe ourselves to be. That our strongly held sense of righteousness could be a useful tool for others and even redirected to serve their purposes may seem impossible and even unbearable.

Anti-Oppression Politics is a Red Herring to Divert Our Attention from Empire, Inequality, and Class Solidarity

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What Canada’s Church Arsons Reveal About the ‘Progressive’ Country

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Metlakatla Indian Residential School, group of students posing on outside steps, date unknown On Canada Day, July 1, 2021, a Catholic church in East Vancouver, B.C. was vandalized with orange paint. A video posted to social media revealed two young women behind this act of vandalism.

What Canada’s Church Arsons Reveal About the ‘Progressive’ Country

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The Underground Episode 4: Sean McCarthy on the Deep State and the Liberalism of the Left

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The Underground Episode 4 liberalismThis episode Sasha and Nesim are joined by Sean McCarthy for a discussion about the liberalization of the left, the failure of the Squad, various assassination conspiracies, the careerism of the leftist icons, and more.

The Underground Episode 4: Sean McCarthy on the Deep State and the Liberalism of the Left

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Hyperbole on the Loose! The Left Cries Wolf and is Unprepared to Recognize the Real Thing

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Boy Who Cried WolfWhen you’ve branded every dissenting voice–no matter how mild, with the harshest possible labels, what vocabulary do you have available to point out the actual wolf when it comes out of the forest?

Hyperbole on the Loose! The Left Cries Wolf and is Unprepared to Recognize the Real Thing

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A Leftist Scholar on Populism Abandons Foundational Principles of Free Speech and Class

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Plebeian synonymsIf anyone is wondering just how deep is the left’s abandonment of its most long-standing and foundational values, namely free speech and class analysis, one need look no further than this book about populism: Systemic Corruption: Constitutional Ideas for an Anti-Oligarchic Republic by Columbia Law School postdoc scholar Camila Vergara.

A Leftist Scholar on Populism Abandons Foundational Principles of Free Speech and Class

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Adam Coleman on His Book: Black Victim To Black Victor

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Adam Coleman - Black VictorAdam Coleman joins me for an interview about his new book, Black Victim To Black Victor, his ideas about culture, politics, and the current narrative around race and victimization in America.

Adam Coleman on His Book: Black Victim To Black Victor

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Populism: The New Red Scare

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Populism does indeed have a set of prevailing principles that characterizes it. These principles cut across all political cloths, often garnering support from left- and right-wing proponents. Some of the basic principles include: circumventing power from Wall Street, ending corporate welfare and crony capitalism, ending mass surveillance programs, ending military interventionism and occupation, and opposing corporate trade agreements.
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These principles don’t describe just one political identity, and that is why they tend to attract a broad following of people from all political persuasions.

Populism: The New Red Scare

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