I have to confess that I tend to give a miss to Ross Douthat's NYTimes op-eds.
But it is worth reading one from time to time to remind myself why -- at least when it comes to Israel -- the man knows not from whence he speaks.
Ross, before there were Crusader states, indeed before there was Christianity -- there was the Jewish state of Israel and an already ancient Jewish civilizational connection to the country.
The moral stance to take -- the right thing to do -- is to support Israel not to join the jackals.
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Ross Douthat: worth skipping
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