@CoreyRobin

Does this describe the ‘propinquity’ between Arendt & Roth?

Arendt: Born in conflict, Israel will degenerate into Sparta, and American Jews will need to back away
https://mondoweiss.net/2012/01/arendt-born-in-conflict-israel-will-degenerate-into-sparta-and-american-jews-will-need-to-back-away/

Or Roth’s ‘Plot against America’, retrograde Anti-Semitic paranoia, under the historical tutelage of Arthur Schlesinger Jr.!  And rewritten by Simon & Burns for television, under the guidance of Roth, that passed for an Anti-Trump polemic, in extremis?  

StephenKMackSD 

About stephenkmacksd

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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