Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Krugman on Israel

Amazing, Paul Krugman apparently gets it when it comes to Israel spending money on weapons and starting wars does not help an economy. He writes:
Something I’ve been meaning to do — and still don’t have the time to do properly — is say something about Peter Beinart’s brave book The Crisis of Zionism.

The truth is that like many liberal American Jews — and most American Jews are still liberal — I basically avoid thinking about where Israel is going. It seems obvious from here that the narrow-minded policies of the current government are basically a gradual, long-run form of national suicide — and that’s bad for Jews everywhere, not to mention the world. But I have other battles to fight, and to say anything to that effect is to bring yourself under intense attack from organized groups that try to make any criticism of Israeli policies tantamount to anti-Semitism.

But it’s only right to say something on behalf of Beinart, who has predictably run into that buzzsaw. As I said, a brave man, and he deserves better.
Brave remarks from Krugman as well.

1 comment:

  1. "and that’s bad for Jews everywhere, not to mention the world."

    This slip of the tongue is all I need to prove my hypothesis of the existence of space-jews.