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By Theodore Dalrymple

The New Vichy Syndrome: Why European Intellectuals Surrender to Barbarism.

Eye on the News

Theodore Dalrymple
A Revealing Exchange . . .
. . . discloses an upside down moral universe.
May 2, 2003

The latest suicide bombers in Israel were two Muslims from Britain. But in Britain today you don’t have to be a Muslim extremist to subscribe to an anti-Israel Zeitgeist. For instance, I was complaining to a highly intelligent and kindly black social worker about some administrative difficulties I was experiencing in giving correct medical treatment in the prison where I work.

“Well,” she said, “at least you can raise voice against them. After all, we’re not living in Israel or America.”

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