Jewish Thinkers’ Fatal Attraction to an Anti-Semitic Philosopher

Oct. 13 2021

Unquestionably one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century, Martin Heidegger laid the intellectual foundations of existentialism and bequeathed the West his ideas of authenticity and self-actualization. He also wrote about the necessity of providing “German intellectual life once more with real talents and educators rooted in our own soil,” lest it be handed over to “growing Jewification [Verjudung].” And that was before he joined the Nazi party and helped to purge his university of Jews, while worrying that “World Judaism” would “undertake the uprooting of all beings from being as world-historical mission.”

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More about: Abraham Joshua Heschel, Anti-Semitism, Jewish Philosophy, Leo Strauss, Martin Heidegger, Philosophy

What Israel Needs to Stop Iran’s Nuclear-Weapons Program

Oct. 25 2021

If sanctions, diplomacy, and covert sabotage fail to prevent the Islamic Republic from obtaining nuclear weapons, it will be up to the IDF to do the job—as America will be unlikely to attack Iran, and the Gulf states lack the ability to do so. But it is not clear that the Jewish state has the necessary armaments. John Hannah writes:

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More about: IDF, Iran, Iran nuclear program, Israeli Security, U.S. Foreign policy