Thursday, January 25, 2007

Clarification on what I said about Jimmy Carter

I did not call Jimmy Carter an antisemite.

I said that he had engaged in and fallen back on [possibly reflexively so] on the kind of rhetoric which is antisemitic in nature. It uses stereotypes of Jews and relies on canards often used against Jews. That's different from the David Irving or David Duke types whose whole lives seem to me to be motivated by Jew hatred.

It is a distinction with a difference.

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