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War Protests

 
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6 comments to War Protests

  • Bill Weber

    I thought the original protest was about Yale investments in weapons mfgrs, but it seems to have expanded to the same protest elsewhere with the Israeli vs Palestinian issue enhanced by the relentless action on Gaza.

    It may be a while before we all realize the consequences of the Balfour declaration, the UN creation of the State of Israel in 1948 and the unwavering support of the USA for Israel and all its actions in the past.

  • Paul Torop

    In 1970 I was in the Air Force working at the hospital at Andrews Air Force Base. I was punished for protesting the Vietnam war (long story). I’m offended by attempts to equate our protests at that time with the current support at universities for terrorists who proudly proclaim that their aims are to obliterate the country of Israel and kill Jews. I’m reminded of Karl Marx’s often-quoted observation. He wrote (loosely translated) “Hegel remarks somewhere that History repeats itself. He forgot to add, the first time as tragedy and the second time as farce.”

  • Philip Stewart

    The motivations for protest groups are all over the map and should not be reduced to something straightforwardly antisemitic or pro-palestinian.
    BTW I urge all classmates to read Louis Menand’s excellent article in the current New Yorker.

  • Bill Weber

    Phil,

    Can you reference this article for us?

    Bill Weber

  • Bill Weber

    Thank you for this. Food for thought.

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