Monday, June 28, 2010

Now that organized Jewry and Judeo-supremacy have taken over the American establishment, suddenly "religion doesn't matter anymore"

Religion doesn’t matter any more,
(Mondoweiss) -- by Philip Weiss --

Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School says in a piece in the NYT pointing out that Elena Kagan will make it three Jews on the Supreme Court, and no Protestants. It's easy for him to say, he's a winner. Also, Feldman served in the Coalition Provisional Authority in the Iraq war and occupation. Was Zionism, which has a religious component, a factor in support for the Iraq war among Jews manning the establishment?

By the way, Feldman doesn't credit E. Digby Baltzell with helping to open the blueblood doors in the '60s. His book the Protestant Establishment was very important, though; it said that a caste of WASPs was keeping out the talented, including many Jews. The honest question that Feldman won't go near here is whether the networks that I was part of at Harvard in the 70s, the rising Jewish establishment that lifted him too, didn't have a castelike quality. Certainly we looked out for one another. Is it mere coincidence that Lawrence Summers, a Jew, taps Elena Kagan to be dean of the Law School? What is our Jewish obligation, as winners, to hire diversely? (And yes, I include myself)...MORE...LINK

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