Magazine article The Nation

Liberals as Cops, Liberals as Bombers

Magazine article The Nation

Liberals as Cops, Liberals as Bombers

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Liberals these days call for the F.B.I. to witch-hunt rural militias and, turning their gaze overseas, urge NATO to bomb the Serbs and escalate the war in Bosnia. How come there isn't much of a commotion when Croats breach cease-fires and launch assaults? Reprehensible though they may be, the Bosnian Serbs have entirely legitimate concerns, and bombs won't allay them. Neither will suspending the arms embargo on the Bosnian Muslims. Pro tem, partition is probably the most sensible course, with an adequate, balanced U.N. force, economic aid and no "surgical strikes" as urged by the lunatic laptop bombardier, Anthony Lewis.

On this matter of witch-hunting, I was startled to see The Nation solemnly listing the Anti-Defamation League as an informational resource, back in its issue of May 22, and bannering an absurd piece on June 19 by Daniel Levitas, who writes as if he's just learned of the A. …

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