[Marxism] Fwd: Is Zionism/ Jewish Nationalism a Political Cult? The Salaita Firing | Informed Comment

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 09:52:05 MDT 2014

Cole's definition of a political cult seems to eerily describe the US SWP
by the mid-1980s.

On Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 8:08 AM, Louis Proyect via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

> I strongly suspect that Zionist organizations pressured the university to
> fire Professor Salaita. But note that they did not engage him in a public
> debate. They went into the halls of power behind the scenes. We saw this a
> few years ago with Norman Finkelstein. This behavior is undemocratic and
> cult-like, and it is unacceptable in a Liberal society. We also see Jewish
> nationalists on the bench, in public office, and in high administrative
> positions who misuse their public position to engage in a sectarian
> vendetta so as to protect Israel from criticism or to punish its critics.
> That behavior is unethical. US law and the US constitution should guide the
> decision-making of public servants, not narrow and idiosyncratic
> commitments. Would it be all right for a judge of Serbian ancestry to throw
> the book at a Croatian-American defendant?
> full: http://www.juancole.com/2014/08/nationalism-political-salaita.html

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