Thursday, January 27, 2005
Meanwhile Rabbi Daniel Lapin wins the Gregg Easterbrook award.
Let's see if I can follow this. Lapin (himself Jewish, and a rabbi) criticizes Jewish entertainers for being (to use Leon Wieseltier's words, not mine or Lapin's) "objectively anti-Semitic" in depicting Jews as depraved, sexually and otherwise. This, he says, only encourages anti-Semitism by giving Jew-haters some objective facts on which to hang their hateful hats.
So critics of Rabbi Lapin attack him for being "objectively anti-Semitic" for saying (as anti-Semites do) that Jews are cultural degenerates.
Wow. Doesn't leave much room for actual discussion anymore, does it?