Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Bigotry in Britain

Alan Dershowitz has a mordant editorial in the National Post about the decision of the British Association of University Teachers to boycott Israeli academics (via AS). Also see this telling Jerusalem Post piece which recounts the virtual canonization of Rachel Corrie (via AS, fourth post down).
Recently I had a discussion with a friend who lives in Great Britain, who claimed that the Guardian is one of the better, mainstream British papers. I think that's ridiculous (and I hope Britons agree), particularly in light of their biased news coverage and of the offensive editorials they regularly run. See Norm Geras' take on their latest disusting diatribe against Tony Blair (via AS, third post down). As Josef Joffe argued recently in the Financial Times, Tony Blair is the last best hope for the rational European left.

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