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I had a similar experience at Hebrew University on Sartre and the Jewish Question

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Submitted by RIchard A Landes (United States), Apr 5, 2017 at 12:27

The panel was entitled: Sartre, Fanon, and the Subject of Decolonization. What I wrote about it:

About half way through the introductory remarks by Bethlehem I realized I was actually witnessing the kind of parody that I had only imagined in reading Judith Butler: a presentation thick with feminist, queer theory, jargon, promoting a radical (even messianic) political agenda of liberation and authenticity, that, among others, considered axiomatic the identity of Black and Palestinian suffering; and the corresponding racism of Israelis and American whites.

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The topic of the Sartre panel leant itself to lunacy. The conference I attended was much more sober. Still, the leftism, jargon, and trivialization shone through.

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