The Unz Review:ㅤ”The Nasty Little Sparta”, by Eric Margolis

The Unz Review:ㅤ”The Nasty Little Sparta”, by Eric Margolis

03-04-24 04:00:00,

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“The Nasty Little Sparta”

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The renowned writer Arthur Koestler warned a decade ago that Israel risked become `a nasty little Sparta.’ Ten years later Israel, grown rich on US military and financial aid, has become a very nasty big Sparta.

Pat Buchanan, President Richard Nixon’s close aide, wrote ‘Capitol Hill (i.e. Congress) has become Israeli-occupied territory.’ He has been exiled to the political wilderness for this heresy.

The current Gaza Conflict tells us just how much Israel now dominates Congress and the Democratic Party which gets a likely 50% of its funding from pro-Israel donors. Moderate pro-Israel groups have been marginalized. Those in the media have been sidelined or fired. It’s the McCarthyism of the 21st century. As the great Mark Twain said, if you don’t read the US media you are uninformed. If you do follow America’s media, you are misinformed.

Britain, Canada and Australia fall into the same media prison. The old Soviet media, as I remember, was freer in its opinions and more robust in its criticism.

None of this is new;

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