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Bad for the Jews

By Eric Alterman Today’s topic is the paradox – or one of them, anyway – of American Jewish political behavior. No, it’s not that hoary old cliché that they “earn like Episcopalians but vote like Puerto Ricans.” Rather, it’s that they think like enlightened liberals yet allow belligerent right-wingers and neocons who frequently demonize, distort and denounce their values to speak for them in the U.S. political arena. Don’t take my word for it. …

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