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Walt and Mearsheimer’s ‘Intellectual Landmark’ Reframes Debate on Israel Lobby

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Writing in Tablet Magazine, Adam Kirsch bemoans the success of The Israel Lobby in reframing the discourse on the U.S.-Israeli relationship:

In this sense, Walt and Mearsheimer offer a case study in the old truth that ideas have consequences. Language is the most intangible of things, yet the language we use determines the boundaries of the thinkable and, ultimately, the shape of the world we live in. Now we live in a world where it is possible to say in leading publications, without fear of censure, that Jews buy and pay for the U.S. Congress and American troops are sent to die in Israel’s wars. For that, Walt and Mearsheimer deserve their fair share of credit.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

January 24, 2012 at 9:46 am

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