FDL Book Salon Welcomes Max Blumenthal, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

By: Saturday November 2, 2013 1:59 pm

When it comes to telling the inconvenient set of truths that increasingly set Israel apart from what we consider to be a Western democracy or a society akin to the USA or western Europe, no good deed remains unpunished. Max Blumenthal, in two books published four years apart, has exposed two authoritarian Old Testament-based cultures for their anti-democratic underpinnings. The first book, unveiling strange Christian and Christianist currents in our political world was widely praised. The second, examining somewhat similar forces in Israeli political, religious, cultural and educational life, is being widely damned.


FDL Movie Night: Between Two Worlds

By: Monday September 3, 2012 5:00 pm

What does it mean to be Jewish today? What viewpoints and political outlooks are truly Jewish and who gets to decide?

This dilemma sets Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman’s 2011 film Between Two Worlds off on a wide-ranging journey through modern Jewish culture. This journey begins at the 2009 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the oldest and most popular festival of its kind.

A Black, a Puerto Rican, and Five Jews Go Into a Bar Exam…

By: Saturday May 15, 2010 7:00 pm

Pat Buchanan who has a soft spot in his heart for anything Master Racesque is very concerned that Elana Kagan will upset the delicate balance on the Supreme Court between Catholics and the people who killed their blond-haired blue-eyed-savior, and so he wants to know why Democrats don’t pick an Irish or Polish Catholic guy like Republicans always do.

Another Day, Another Scapegoat

By: Tuesday April 13, 2010 6:01 pm

How can senior members of a church that emphasizes confession and penance be so insistent on blaming others for its sins? And how could senior members of a church so obsessed with controlling the consensual sex of others have been so cavalier about the non-consensual sex of their own?

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