Last night, I appended a comment to my essay on Tony Judt, about a new piece by Peter Beinart in the New York Review of Books. Beinart’s piece is lengthy, but credible, critical, and important to read.
It has also captured the attention of some interesting commentators, prompting pieces also worth the read. For instance, I wouldn’t have expected New York’s The Jewish Week to acknowledge any validity in Beinart’s argument – especially after episodes such as this one – but it has. Here are a selection of responses to Beinart:
- Eric Herschthal in The Jewish Week
- Michael Tomasky in The Guardian
- Jonathan Chait in The New Republic
This is an important argument to have, and an important one to have in public: aired laundry still dries faster.