Thursday, 30 August 2012

Germany and the Critique of Israel

For a variety of reasons - not all of them actually obvious or honourable - the space for speaking out in Germany about Israel's crimes against the Palestinians is particularly narrow and contested.  My friend and admired comrade Raymond Deane has written on this topic - pertinent most immediately to the situation regarding Judith Butler and the Adorno Prize - with great lucidity and intelligence.  Here's a piece of his on Irish Left Review:


Dissident Jews: Unwanted in Germany?

Raymond Deane is one of Ireland's most important contemporary classical composers.  More than any other living Irish artist, he exemplifies the engaged intellectual, through his brave radical political activism.  Would that we had more like him.  Here is Raymond's blog:


The Deanery


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