“Anti-Zionism, from its earliest beginnings, was a reassertion of privilege. It was an attempt to force the Jews back into “their place,” which history had supposedly assigned them”

The Harvard Crimson’s hatred of Israel proves anti-Semitism is a privileged ideology
Benjamin Kerstein
May 8, 2022

What it reveals is simple: Anti-Semitism is a privileged ideology. This is perfectly obvious when one considers the very nature of the Crimson and of Harvard, because Harvard is not just privileged, it is privilege. It is the manifestation, mechanism and perpetuator of the American upper class—yes, America has one—and its graduates inevitably spill out across that aristocracy. Harvard’s student newspaper is no different, having produced legions of elite journalists and others who exercise profound influence over what Americans read, see and hear. Its current editorial board basks in that privilege, however vehemently they may claim otherwise. READ MORE

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HARVARD CRIMSON Alan M. Dershowitz Letter to the Editor: Editorial Normalizes Growing Campus Anti-Semitism In one of the most ignorant, discriminatory, and deceptive editorials published by The Crimson, its editors call on “everyone” to promote the current form of antisemitism.

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