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Issue 08 – Christmas 2021



This issue's letters to the editor.


Sam Kriss’s essay on Jerusalem (Saint Rose 2021) could be an old chestnut of the travel-writing genre: the refined Brit goes to the colonies and reports back that the natives are just as horrid as you always thought, superstitious, crass, and warlike. But here the natives are Israeli Jews, and the Brit, Mr. Kriss, is himself a Jew of a particular kind: atheist, communist, and extreme anti-Zionist.

Mr. Kriss has arguments against the Jewish state, but here he prefers not to make them. Instead, he aestheticizes his political judgements, expressing visceral disgust with every Jewish segment of Israeli society.

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