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Like Hester Prynne ‏(the heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 novel “The Scarlet Letter,” which deals with the harsh religiosity of the 17th century Puritans‏), many contemporary Jewish intellectuals are marked with the letter of infamy: not A for adultery, as in the novel, but A for anti-Semitism. Peter Beinart, Noam Chomsky, Judith Butler, Avi Shlaim, Shlomo Sand ‏(and more recently, I myself in the pages of...