|Omri Boehm. Photo: Twitter.|
21 December '16..
In what seems like its never-ending quest to smear the Jewish state and its supporters, the New York Times has managed to come up with a new one, or perhaps a new variation on an old one: Zionism is antisemitism.
At least, that seems to be the accusation made in a lengthy and barely comprehensible screed by Omri Boehm, an assistant professor of philosophy at the New School for Social Research. The Times published it as part of “The Stone,” which is described as, “A forum for contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless,” and led by series moderator Simon Critchley, another NSSR philosophy professor.
Perhaps the Times, which recently announced it is vacating eight floors of its headquarters, has laid off so many journalists that it now has to rely on academic “moderators” instead of veteran editors. But whatever the back story, this article is one that would have been better off staying confined to the philosophy department of the New School, or better yet, to Professor Boehm’s brain, rather than being inflicted on New York Times readers (and linked from the newspaper’s online home page, as it was for some time this week).
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