Ed Koch, of blessed memory

The passing of Ed Koch feels like the death of a young man because, despite his 88 years, Koch was bounding with energy and passions.  The former mayor was a movie buff, a foodie, a politico, and above all a New Yorker. He was as loud and brash as his beloved Nooo-Yaaaahhk, the city being…

Watchman on the Walls

From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and Israel By Robert S. Wistrich University of Nebraska Press, 648 pages The volume, character, and tone of Judeophobia to be found in the public discourse around the world, whether in the form of classical Jew-hatred or the more respectable negation of the validity of the State of…