Wednesday, October 24, 2007


A few days ago I cited one of Juan Cole's gems. At the time, I noticed his use of the word "Zionofacism, but beyond raising an eyebrow, I didn't do much about it. It seemed to me merely a demonstration of the connection between shabby thinking and shabby use of language, and their shoddy result. Noah Pollack, however, took note and went digging, and uncovered a more sinister finding.

It turns out that Zionofascism is a term invented by anti-Semites, for anti-Semites, that so far has seen regular use only by anti-Semites. Cole, who uses words and makes distinctions for a living, presumably knows this.

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