Thursday, May 29, 2003

This article describes a talk on European anti-semitism by the always insightful Prof. Mark Lilla, who says that Europeans currently have severe difficulty now with the notions of particularism and the nation-state - and with the Jews who stick adhere to these supposedly antiquated ideas.

Mr. Lilla said: "Even sympathy for Palestinians has an oddly apolitical quality in Europe." Proposed solutions are little more sophisticated than imagining, as Mr. Lilla put it, "Hans Blix zipping around Palestine in his little truck."

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