Chabon Tackles ‘Blockheadedness’ of Flotilla Raid

Michael Chabon over the weekend had an op-ed piece in the New York Times weighing in on the Jewish reaction to the “blockheadedness” of Israel’s raid of the Gaza-bound flotilla last week.

“If Israel was, as the Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann put it, to “become as Jewish as England is English and America is American,” then, like England and America and every other modern polity, Israel must slog along through history, purblind and panicky, from its founding to its ultimate fate, prey at every moment to — and, God willing, on guard against — its rich, inglorious human heritage of blockheadedness,” Chabon wrote.

The full piece can be found here.

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One Comment

  1. Koko Lapegna

    Hi there.
    This isn’t pertaining to your thoughts on the Flotilla issue but I didn’t see another place to post comments. Just wondering, is that Sandman’s key knit into the sweater pictured above? If so, very cool. I’m reading Bad Mother right now and saw that your daughter dressed as Death for Halloween once. So did I. Always love to find kindred spirits. Love your writing, by the way, always have :)



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