By Jonathan Greenberg, Originally published in the New York Observer
It’s one thing to desire a particular outcome. It’s another thing to achieve it by causing harm to those for whom you claim to care.
Last week exemplified the phenomenon of law and politics catching up to culture, as the US Supreme Court ruled against challenges to Obamacare and struck down state bans on same-sex marriages and the cultural tide seemed to shift dramatically against the display of the Confederate battle flag. It was quite a week.
Peter Beinart, the left-wing columnist who made tens of thousands of dollars speaking to pro-Israel audiences before suddenly deciding he completely disagreed with himself, looked across the changed American landscape and drew the conclusion that American attitudes on domestic fairness and equality were likely to drive Americans away from their support of Israel.
No, I’m not kidding.