J’accuse: Jennifer Rubin on Chuck Hegel

This beautifully boxed and carefully confected collection of poisoned bonbons by Ms. Rubin represents the crisis of the waning power of 'The Jewish Lobby' i.e. AIPAC in the wake of the explosive revelations of the Walt/Mearsheimer book. To call this book a public relations disaster for the powerful recipient of American largess, Israel and it's domestic apologists, is to state the obvious: manufactured moral/political hysteria become a dire necessity. Enter stage left, the straw man of Chuck Hegel, exposed as antisemitic homophobe, a creature of the political mendacity of President Obama: a riff on the perennial reactionary myth of the otherness of Obama. He and Chuck Hegel are not one of us, simply put. The apostates cannot be tolerated, to state it in the terms that reflect the current political theology, at least in language congenial to Ms. Rubin and her fellow travelers. In terms of The American Political Melodrama, as replacement for the Fiscal Cliff, it will be an admirable, edifying successor.

Political Observer

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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