Entries by Douglas Anthony Cooper from 12/2011

Christopher Hitchens: The Deathbed Conversion

| Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada

I disliked Christopher Hitchens. I'm fairly sure of this. So why did the news of his death affect me as it did?

Part 1: "Genghis Khan With a Computer?"

| Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada

2011-12-26-genocie_libel_A.jpgMight Israel be an evil nation? It is a question I admit to asking myself. Am I on the wrong side of history? I have always considered Israel a friend. Might I be wrong?

Part 2: Murder by Numbers

| Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada

2011-12-26-genocie_libel_A.jpgThe total number of Israelis and Palestinians killed, in over half a century of conflict, is approximately 15,000. This includes all of the fatalities on both sides: 15,000. In over 50 years.

Part 3: A Matter of Lies and Death

| Posted 12.29.2011 | Canada

2011-12-29-genocie_libel_A.jpgWe have all that we need to show that defaming Israel with the slur of "genocide" is a particular kind of lie: it is not simply inaccurate, but it is inaccurate by orders of magnitude.

Part 4: Hatred Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

| Posted 12.30.2011 | Canada

2011-12-30-genocie_libel_A.jpgIf you obsess about Israel's supposedly murderous nature, yet feel neutral about Guatemala, Nigeria, Indonesia, Brazil -- each of which (though arguably not guilty of genocide) is responsible for the outright massacre of at least 100,000 innocent civilians -- then you are a bigot. You may not be an anti-Semite. But you have a problem with Jews.