Chutzpah is a generational view as my father's generation seems to hold views quite similar to Alan Dershowitz. The role of Poland and the Holocaust is complex, but my father's generation as well as survors talk of complicity. I am reminded that a member of my family was among those who perished in the Keilce poroms after the Holocaust. I do not blame today's Pole's or Germans who have absolutely nothing to do with the crimes of their grand parents.
That being said the anti- semitic element in the Polish American community Dershowitz describes must be very minute. I have visited Greenpoint and worked with first and second generation Poles and never run into it. Every community has its nuts
and crack pots. The nuts and crack pots of the Jewish community are Chomsky, Finkelstein, Koevell, Elis and Lerner. Dershowitz seems to carefuly omit the common denominator of our crack pots, communism. How Dershowitz neglects to point out that Chomsky warped idiotic comments stem from a Marxist view point remains unknown?
Dershowitz details Chomsky's role in promoting a French Holocaust Denier. The key to Chomsky's defense is that the Holocaust deniers claim that Zionist hype the Holocaust. Thus Chomsky's protegee accamic fecal matter Norman Finkelstein makes a similar argument and is a Holocaust minimizer. The abuse of genuine history should come as no surprise as Commies are quite fond of rewriting history. Why Universities would employ people with such a proclivity towards duplicity remains unknown.
Dershowitz also takes on Buchanan who is a classic anti semite. Buchanan is a nut who runs to defend every Nazi war criminal. Dershowitz details the evidence against Demanjuk and it was conclusive. On a more odd note, why would the KGB wait fifty plus years to manufacture evidence to convict an autoworker. Buchanans other remarks
about a busload of kids trapped in a DC tunnel casting doubts of carbon monoxide poisoning are part of a general pattern of anti semitism. Thus when Buchanan rails about Neo-con cabals, he is reinforcing a well westablished pattern of anti-semitism.
Dershowitz would probably not be hired today because of his pro-Israel views at most Universities. Moreover, even prominent author Julius Lester recounts the abuse and problems a pro-Israel accademic has in a Black studies department in his book Lovesong. Today Prof Lester teaches in the Jewish studies department.
Dershowitz tels many great truths in his book, but he leaves the ultimate source of mindless anti-semitism untouched. To paraphrase Slick Willy "......Its the Commies stupid". Any discussion of mindless anti-semitism without the culpability of communists misses the mark.
Dershowitz is still entertaining, but he needs to scrutinize those on the left a tad more.