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April 18, 2002

JONAH GOLDBERG poses this excellent

JONAH GOLDBERG poses this excellent question over at The Corner:

What do you think the reaction of, say, Mother Jones, Nation or the New York Times would be if Israel wasn’t a Jewish homeland, but a gay one. Gays have been persecuted for thousands of years. They’ve never had their own nation – though the quasi city-state of San Francisco is something of a gay Zion. Gays, like many Zionist Jews, feel a very strong need to prove they won’t be pushed around anymore. Homosexuals will never be safe from gay-bashing pogroms, they might argue, until they have a homeland of their own. Any takers?
I love questions like this. But then, I'm a law professor, and hence Socratic by nature.