Gideon's Blog

In direct contravention of my wife's explicit instructions, herewith I inaugurate my first blog. Long may it prosper.

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Saturday, April 20, 2002
Bret Stephens in the Jerusalem Post called The Return of Vichyism gets Europe exactly right. It's not about anti-Semitism; it's not about Jew-hatred. It's about cowardice, about hating power, about self-hatred. And, ironically, the self-hatred and hatred of power has a lot to do with guilt over the Holocaust - in other words, at least part of the reason why Europe is currently so anti-Israel is that they are overly obsessed with their past horrors. That's not an excuse; it's an explanation. And a very good one.