Due disclosure: I like Paul Berman's writings. I haven't read them all, but he always strikes me as a clear-eyed scholar who reads a lot and thinks about what he's reading. I'm saying this because in the case of an intellectual argument about a book I haven't read, my natural inclination, at least until I read the book, is to side with Berman. Not blindly, mind you, but at least initially.
The book under discussion being The Flight of the Intellectuals.
Mark Lynch, a professor at George Washington University and potentially a member of the class Berman criticizes, recently published a long review of the book, which he didn't much like. Now Berman has responded, he's been joined by Jeffrey Herf, and Lynch then responds to them responding to his responding to Berman; the discussion is here. Herf, in case you've missed it, is the author of the important Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World, so you can see where part of the argument goes.
More due disclosure: I have no empathy for any intellectual position which overlooks, excuses, or in any other way diminishes the significance of antisemitism. In my book, it's not possible to be moderate and reasonable if your being moderate and reasonable doesn't include the Jews. But maybe that's just me.
The best thing would probably to start by reading Berman's book, but if - like me - that's not something you've got the time for this week, the exchange is interesting.