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    • arieh zimmerman
    • 06.02.10 | 11:49 (IST)

    The caparison is not one I had thought of, but it is proper and correct in essence. McCarthy epitomized right wing mentality and style He was small minded, small spirited, more than a little paranoid and and a danger to society and government by law. McCarthy symbolized the Right as no one else. He was small minded, small spirited, paranoid, a danger to society and good government..If he were an Israeli, he would sit in the Knesset with the rest of the tribalists. If he were a Palestinian, he would seek to lead Hamas. And that is the point; right wingers are interchangeable. Our extreme right wing would undoubtedly belong to Hamas but for a mistake of birth; Members of Hamas would would be leaders of the settlers but for a mistake in birth.

    from the article: When did the Israeli right become so McCarthyite?
    First published 02:08 05.02.10 | Last updated 11:36 05.02.10
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