Thursday, December 14, 2006

Michael Kinsley's ridiculous article on Jimmy Carter's new book

As if anyone needed more evidence that the mainstream American left doesn't care at all about Palestinians or even understand the problem, along comes Michael Kinsley with a really idiotic review of Jimmy Carter's book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. Kinsley argues that the Palestinians aren't as bad off as the South African blacks because, after all, they have citizenship in Israel. Of course, Carter wasn't talking about the Palestinians in Israel but rather the millions of citizenship-less, unemployed Palestinians trapped behind fences in Gaza and the West Bank. The fact that Kinsely avoids talking about those Palestinians -- whose situation does have certain parallels with South Africa -- indicates one of two things to me. Either Kinsley doesn't have the tiniest clue what he's talking about, or he's deliberately misrepresenting Carter's book. You have to think that a pundit who's been around as long as Kinsley would know the elementary facts of this conflict, so I'm going to go with deliberate misrepresentation.


At 5:35 PM, Blogger Annie DiMario said...

Who is this dude, should I know him? That review was riconkulous.

At 6:48 PM, Blogger David Faris said...

He's a longstanding, prominent left-wing pundit. Writes for Slate. Used to have a (still has?) a nationall-syndicated column. Basically he has my dream life.


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