Sunday, September 20, 2009

Why Jews lean left

Why do Jews lean to the Left? -- a masterful analysis by Irving Kristol (1920-2009), a Trotskyite in the 1930s who would soon sour on socialism, break with the New Left in the 1960s to become the godfather of American "neo-conservatism" and commit the unthinkable -- support the Republican Party, once as "foreign to me as attending a Catholic Mass."

Commentary magazine has opened to the public their archives of his writing spanning his life. Kristol passed away last Friday.

Irving Kristol, "Liberalism & American Jews," Commentary (October 1988).

[Hat tip to C.B.]

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