Saturday, March 26, 2005

The American Left and the Middle East (Part II): I came home last night to find a message in my inbox from some anti-war group in Vermont in which it included this: "We are looking for an anti-war Arab to be part of our panel discussion." I obviously was furious, and wrote them saying that I found their message insulting and offensive, and that it sounds like they are looking for a generic or token Arab. This would be an invitation that I would never accept, of course. I received later from them several messages of explanation and clarification. They did not change my mind.