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Opinion | How to Respond to the Anti-Semitic Attack in Monsey, N.Y. - The New York Times
By Nita Lowey and David Harris
Ms. Lowey is a United States representative from New York. Mr. Harris is the chief executive of the American Jewish Committee.

Dec. 30, 2019
anti-Semitism  hate_speech  Jewish  root_cause  social_media 
12 weeks ago by jerryking
Opinion | The Secrets of Jewish Genius - The New York Times
By Bret Stephens
Opinion Columnist

Dec. 27, 2019

** “Genius & Anxiety," by Norman Lebrecht.
An erudite and delightful study of the intellectual achievements and nerve-wracked lives of Jewish thinkers, artists, and entrepreneurs between 1847 and 1947. Sarah Bernhardt and Franz Kafka; Albert Einstein and Rosalind Franklin; Benjamin Disraeli and (sigh) Karl Marx — how is it that a people who never amounted even to one-third of 1 percent of the world’s population contributed so seminally to so many of its most pathbreaking ideas and innovations?.....The common answer is that Jews are, or tend to be, smart. When it comes to Ashkenazi Jews, it’s true. “Ashkenazi Jews have the highest average I.Q. of any ethnic group for which there are reliable data,”.....the “Jews are smart” explanation obscures more than it illuminates. Aside from the perennial nature-or-nurture question of why so many Ashkenazi Jews have higher I.Q.s, there is the more difficult question of why that intelligence was so often matched by such bracing originality and high-minded purpose. One can apply a prodigious intellect in the service of prosaic things — formulating a war plan, for instance, or constructing a ship. One can also apply brilliance in the service of a mistake or a crime, like managing a planned economy or robbing a bank.........But...Jewish genius operates differently. It is prone to question the premise and rethink the concept; to ask why (or why not?) as often as how; to see the absurd in the mundane and the sublime in the absurd. Ashkenazi Jews might have a marginal advantage over their gentile peers when it comes to thinking better. Where their advantage more often lies is in thinking different.
Where do these habits of mind come from?

There is a religious tradition that, unlike some others, asks the believer not only to observe and obey but also to discuss and disagree. There is the never-quite-comfortable status of Jews in places where they are the minority — intimately familiar with the customs of the country while maintaining a critical distance from them. There is a moral belief, “incarnate in the Jewish people” according to Einstein, that “the life of the individual only has value [insofar] as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful.”

And there is the understanding, born of repeated exile, that everything that seems solid and valuable is ultimately perishable, while everything that is intangible — knowledge most of all — is potentially everlasting.
These explanations for Jewish brilliance aren’t necessarily definitive. Nor are they exclusive to the Jews......At its best, the American university can still be a place of relentless intellectual challenge rather than ideological conformity and social groupthink. At its best, the United States can still be the country that respects, and sometimes rewards, all manner of heresies that outrage polite society and contradict established belief. At its best, the West can honor the principle of racial, religious and ethnic pluralism not as a grudging accommodation to strangers but as an affirmation of its own diverse identity. In that sense, what makes Jews special is that they aren’t.

They are representational

The West, however, is not at its best. It’s no surprise that Jew hatred has made a comeback, albeit under new guises. Anti-Zionism has taken the place of anti-Semitism as a political program directed against Jews. Globalists have taken the place of rootless cosmopolitans as the shadowy agents of economic iniquity. Jews have been murdered by white nationalists and black “Hebrews.” Hate crimes against Orthodox Jews have become an almost daily fact of life in New York City. Jews of the late 19th century would have been familiar with the hatreds. Jews of the early 21st century should recognize where they could lead. What’s not secret about Jewish genius is that it’s a terribly fragile flower.
19th_century  20th_century  Albert_Einstein  anti-Semitism  books  Bret_Stephens  capitalization  genius  heresies  high-minded  human_capital  human_intelligence  IQ  Jewish  mental_dexterity  originality  outsiders  purpose  smart_people  talent  think_differently 
december 2019 by jerryking
Vice tunes into youth audience with frontline coverage in Charlottesville
19 August/20 August 2017 | Financial Times | Matthew Garrahan.

The Charlottesville film took Vice viewers much closer to the demonstrating racists than most rival media reports. While US news channels reacted to the demonstration and its violent aftermath when an anti-fascist protester was murdered by an alleged domestic terrorist, Vice was ahead of the game, Ms Bell said

“The mainstream media’s reaction to the march on the day felt like they were being taken by surprise but Vice was very well prepared,” she said. “They knew who the protagonists were and have been following this issue and thinking about it for a while. They knew about these protests for months and knew it would be a big story.”

Vice said Elle Reeve, its correspondent who reported from Charlottesville, had spent time earning the trust of key figures in the hate groups that participated in the march.

The mainstream media’s reaction to the march on the day felt like they were being taken by surprise but Vice was very well prepared

“It really is a triumph of old fashioned beat reporting,” said Josh Tyrangiel, executive vice-president of news at Vice. “She is able to distinguish between the different groups and the fact that she is capable of understanding them gives them some trust that she takes them seriously.”

Mr Tyrangiel said Vice’s decision to get close to the Charlottesville protesters reflected the interests of its audience. “There is so much going on in the world and successful news organisations know they can’t possibly own every story. We’re going to own the things that are very important to our audience. 

“If you’re CNN or the New York Times, they’ve done very well on their top [story] priorities. For us, because we lean younger, the rise of those groups seem like it’s one we should own.”

Investors in Vice are well aware of the company’s rising profile. The TPG deal was the latest in a string of investments in Vice, which has more than doubled in value since 2014. 

WPP, the world’s largest advertising group, was an early investor, buying an 8 per cent stake that is now worth more than $450m.

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox bought 5 per cent in 2013 for $70m — a stake that is now worth close to $300m — while James Murdoch, the company’s chief executive, sits on the Vice board. Walt Disney recently paid $400m to double its stake to about 10 per cent while A&E Networks, a television group it owns with Hearst, invested in and launched Viceland, Vice’s cable channel.
digital_media  Charlottesville  white_supremacy  Vice  investors  Josh_Tyrangiel  TPG  WPP  21st_Century_Fox  anti-Semitism  Walt_Disney  valuations 
august 2017 by jerryking
France’s new anti-Semitism - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Jan. 13 2015
anti-Semitism  Charlie_Hebdo  France  Paris 
january 2015 by jerryking
Is this a bias I see before me? - The Globe and Mail

From Monday's Globe and Mail

Published Monday, Jul. 31 2006,
Lebanon  biases  Hezbollah  human_rights  anti-Israel  anti-Semitism 
march 2013 by jerryking
Why America's hated: all that and more from your teachers union
December 6, 2001 | G&M – Page A25 | Margaret Wente

Doug Little teaches high-school history at Rosedale Heights in Toronto. He's
also the editor of his union newsletter, which goes out to 6,500 t...
Margaret_Wente  unions  anti-Americanism  schools  teachers  anti-Semitism  public_sector 
march 2013 by jerryking
King and the Jews -
April 30, 2008 | WSJ |By CLARENCE B. JONES.

As Martin wrote in 1967, "Negroes nurture a persistent myth that the Jews of America attained social mobility and status solely because they had money. It is unwise to ignore the error for many reasons. In a negative sense it encourages anti-Semitism and overestimates money as a value. In a positive sense, the full truth reveals a useful lesson.

"Jews progressed because they possessed a tradition of education combined with social and political action. The Jewish family enthroned education and sacrificed to get it. The result was far more than abstract learning. Uniting social action with educational competence, Jews became enormously effective in political life."

To Martin, who believed the pursuit of excellence would trump adversity, Jewish success should, and could, be used as a blueprint and inspiration for blacks' own success rather than as an incitement to bitterness.
African-Americans  MLK  judaism  values  myths  anti-Semitism 
august 2012 by jerryking
Why did he call for Israel's obliteration?
November 4, 2005 | Globe & Mail Page A17 | By NADER HASHEMI. The answer to the Iranian President's vitriolic remarks lies in the enduring legacy of European colonialism.
Iran  Israel  Ahmadinejad  anti-Semitism  ethno­nationalism 
may 2012 by jerryking
Bigotry Again Raises Its Ugly Head and Voice -
FEBRUARY 28, 2003 | WSJ | Oren M. Spiegler, Upper Saint Clair, Pa.

spelling : anti-Semitism
Daniel_Pearl  letters_to_the_editor  leaders  conspiracies  anti-Semitism 
november 2011 by jerryking
The Tide of Madness
From The Wall Street Journal
February 20, 2003

This Tide of Madness - The world must stand against the evil that took my son's life.

By Judea Pearl
Daniel_Pearl  anniversaries  anti-Semitism 
november 2011 by jerryking
What's Up With the Jews? -
May 23, 2011, 9:00 pm
What’s Up With the Jews?
Stanley_Fish  Dominique_Strauss-Kahn  Jewish  anti-Israel  anti-Semitism 
may 2011 by jerryking
Fidel to Ahmadinejad: 'Stop Slandering the Jews'
Sep 7 2010, | The Atlantic | by Jeffrey Goldberg is a national
correspondent for The Atlantic. Author of the book Prisoners: A Story of
Friendship and Terror, he has reported from the Middle East and Africa.
Ahmadinejad  Fidel_Castro  geopolitics  Cuba  Israel  Iran  anti-Semitism 
september 2010 by jerryking
How Israel became South Africa - The Globe and Mail
Margaret Wente

Last updated on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 06:33PM EDT
Margaret_Wente  anti-Israel  anti-Semitism 
august 2009 by jerryking
Why Jane Fonda Is Banned in Beirut -
MAY 1, 2009 Wall street Journal | by WILLIAM MARLING

Censorship is a problem throughout the Arabic-speaking world.In fact,
all books that portray Jews, Israel or Zionism favorably are banned.
censorship  Lebanon  anti-Israel  anti-Semitism 
may 2009 by jerryking
The Stages of Anti-Semitism
MARCH 30, 2009, 11:30 P.M. ET| The Wall Street Journal | by BRET STEPHENS
anti-Israel  Bret_Stephens  culture  anti-Semitism 
april 2009 by jerryking
Hezbollah's intent
Aug 31, 2006. pg. A.16 The Globe and Mail. Toronto, Ont.:
letter to the editor by Brian G. Segal. In 2002, Hezbollah's leader,
Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, openly stated: "If they [Jews] all gather in
Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide."
Furthermore, 10..
letters_to_the_editor  Lebanon  Hezbollah  anti-Israel  anti-Semitism 
march 2009 by jerryking
Ahmadinejad's routine
21/10/06 G&M op-ed.

Muslim silence in the face of Mr. Ahmadinejad's foolish rants is highly
damaging. Unopposed, such dangerous radicals as Mr. Ahmadinejad may
appear to be speaking for a large portion of the Islamic world. That
helps no one, least of all Muslims.
Europe  op_ed  Iran  Ahmadinejad  Muslim  silence  moderates  anti-Semitism  double_standards 
february 2009 by jerryking
Judah Pearl op-ed: Daniel Pearl and the Normalization of Evil - 2/3/09
Feb. 3, 2009 WSJ op-ed b Judea Pearl, in tribute on the 7th
anniversary of his son Danny's passing. He remarks on the habit of
polite society to cloak the barbarism and terrorism with the neutral
phrase, "resistance".
danny_pearl  terrorism  grievances  resistance  murders  anti-Semitism  political_correctness 
february 2009 by jerryking
Israel's 60-Year Test
May 6, 2008 WSJ op-ed by Bret Stephens contrast the perception of Israel's reputation abroad with the reality.
Israel  Bret_Stephens  UN  anti-Israel  anti-Semitism  op_ed 
january 2009 by jerryking
When talk becomes anti-Semitic
July 3, 2006 G&M column by Lysiane Gagnon looking at instances in which Quebec's anti-Semitism comes to the surface.
Quebec  Canadian  anti-Semitism 
january 2009 by jerryking

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