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October 31: The Jewish Klansman

Dan Burros (center in the photo, with George Lincoln Rockwell at left), an American Nazi and Ku Klux Klan leader, committed suicide with a gun on this date in 1965 after the fact that he was Jewish was exposed by the New York Times. Burros attended Hebrew school in Richmond Hill, Queens and became a […]

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The Last Resort: A Century of Demagogues

by Al Vorspan THE CLICHE that truth is stranger than fiction is sometimes really right. About thirty years ago, my brother-in-law Sid was en route from New York City to Hillsdale, New York to visit with me and my family at our country place. He stopped off at a diner and, sitting at the counter, […]

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Resilient Tel Aviv Looks for Answers

by Hillel Schenker WEDNESDAY NIGHT, on a bus on my way back from having a rocking good time at the Brian Wilson Beach Boys “Pet Sounds” Tour show at the Ra’anana Amphitheater, I heard the news about the horrible murder of four innocent Israelis at the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv by two Palestinian terrorists from […]

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The Rightwing Bugaboo: Political Correctness

by Ralph Seliger DONALD TRUMP’S demagogic populist candidacy has included bombastic attacks on “Political Correctness” (PC). This concept has had resonance for at least twenty-five years, mostly as a convenient punching bag for Republican politicians and right-leaning commentators — their easy substitute for actually confronting issues. But is “Political Correctness” just a rightwing slur, or […]

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March 2: Murray Rothbard and Rightwing Libertarianism

Murray Rothbard, an economist and political theorist who was a founding father of modern rightwing libertarianism, was born in the Bronx on this date in 1926. (Rothbard was a first cousin to JEWDAYO editor Lawrence Bush, though 25 years older.) Rothbard described himself as an anarcho-libertarian and a “paleoconservative” who found “all socialism” to be […]

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OpEdge: Are Conservatives Idealists?

by Marc Jampole Reviewed in this essay: Why the Right Went Wrong, by E. J. Dionne Jr. Simon & Schuster, 2016, 544 pages. READING E. J. Dionne Jr.’s Why the Right Went Wrong provides an illuminating contrast to Jane Mayer’s Dark Money. Both cover the same history: the Republican Party and conservatism since the 1950s. […]

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Doing Business with Hitler

Koch Was Not Alone in Aiding the Nazi War Machine by Dusty Sklar JANE MAYER’S RECENTLY PUBLISHED Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, is causing a stir. She reports that Fred C. Koch, the father of billionaire rightwing political activists Charles G. and David H. Koch, […]

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