Entries by Juliana Geran Pilon

The Sixties’ Toxic Legacy

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

The Berlin Wall’s collapse in 1989 was a deceptive victory. Exhilarated by crumbling stones, the West did not notice the crumbling of its own culture. Overlooked, too, was the complete failure of Western intelligence to anticipate not only the timing but the circumstances of the collapse. After “winning” the Cold War, it was back to […]

Noble Dreaming

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

In “Time for Two States,” Rachel Lu observes that after the shocking events of October 7, “the sequence of events was somewhat predictable. Israel retaliated. It was clear they would win.” Well, maybe not win, exactly. But definitely, “Israel’s war with Hamas is reaching its final stages.” If only it were. According to the Wall […]

Weekend Read: Anti-Zionism and the Bolshevik Jihad

Estimated Reading Time: 9 minutes

Why would Islamist Jihadists and leftwing progressives make common cause concerning Israel and the Jews? The answer is: why not? Both are ideologies, carefully crafted by shrewd political warriors who use age-old tactics. Exploiting ambiguities in texts held sacred, they distort reality and glorify “righteous” violence, engaging in zealous asymmetric warfare. Radical ideologues are dualists […]