Sunday, May 4, 2003
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The conspiracy narrows
The search for a secret cabal running the government continues. First it was the neoconservatives. Then it was, more specifically, Jewish neoconservatives. Now, according to the New York Times, it's Straussian neoconservatives:
This is pretty weak stuff. In the end, you have one genuine Straussian devotee -- Wolfowitz -- in the government. The rest -- Perle, Kristol, Schmitt -- may be intellectual forces to be reckoned with, but none of them hold a position in the Bush administration (Perle resigned as chairman of the Defense Policy Board last month).
These myriad variations of the same conspiracy story are growing tedious. Bob Lieber does a nice job of demolishing them in a Chronicle of Higher Education essay. The key grafs:
Sigh. What Lieber says is pretty damn obvious, but it's depressing that it needs to be constantly repeated.
I miss the good old days of conspiracy-mongering, when the Trilateral Commission was supposed to be running things.
Those readers expecting me -- as a member of the very same political science department as Strauss -- to comment further on the Straussian angle will be disappointed. No, it's not because someone got to me. It's because this is all ancient history to me, and since I'm not a political theorist, I have little incentive to keep up on Strauss' legacy. Hopefully, Jacob Levy will be able to post a comment or two.posted by Dan on 05.04.03 at 12:06 PM
Nice reading.Sorry I found your site so late.
Whatever happened to the good old, self-critical, american-jewish liberal ?.
Add to this,The Jerusalem Letter ( J.C. Public Affairs ) No.414 15/Sept.1999, easily reachable by Google: " The role...antisemitism " by B Betsy Gidwitz, that literally says :
2.- Does exist in U.S., any Phd or book, published on non-sectarian, factual information,about Jewish Power ( don't mean only lobbies ), in America ?.
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