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Political Reality Check for Sweden

October 5, 2023

The Sweden Democrats’ (SD) remarkable success in last year’s general election, becoming Sweden’s second-largest party after winning more than 20 percent of the vote, and its rise, have come while other parties have stagnated. The results alarmed the left, which predictably saw them as the vanguard of an authoritarian, ultra-nationalist, neo-fascist backlash. The View From […]

How Jews Understand Nationalism, and How They Should

July 10, 2017

The dialectical trajectory of human history had presumably targeted nationalism for extinction. Its synthesis had been all but preordained into the inexorable next stage, variously described as internationalism, globalization, post-modernism, or trans-nationalism. But things didn’t quite work out as expected. Though its persistence has confused progressives of the academy, who had written it off as […]

A Peace to End All Peace

April 3, 2017

This year marks the half-century anniversary of the 1967 war against Israel that shattered Arab hopes for an immediate annihilation of the Jewish state. But Israel’s stunning military victory on the battlefield did not bring peace to that historically contested birthplace of the Abrahamic faiths. Snatching a diplomatic victory from the jaws of his ignominious […]