Forward editorial with some common sense buried in it: http://www.forward.com/articles/12291/ The Jew-bashers answered their critics not by slinking away but by defending themselves confidently and even throwing back the challenge. Other participants sprang to their defense. They behaved and were received, it seemed, not as solitary crackpots but as a serious faction in the general debate. I agree that "the old tactics" of invoking the Holocaust are starting to wear a little thin, though it still packs a punch. Anti-semitism is still the greatest taboo of American life and does mostly manifest on the Internet instead of in "real time." But the connection isn't totally severed: someone like me, for instance, will certainly find himself vigorously opposing Lieberman and Cheney, et. al., and supporting Ron Paul. There is no questioning anymore by serious people that Jewish aims in the Middle East have NOTHING to do with "the war on terrorism," the Iraq war, and so on, and I think that's good progress for our country. Only the "Fox watchers" and reflexive liberals don't get it.