OMG I am in love with this entire article.
Professor Ruth Wisse absolutely skewers the lefty, squishy, yucky, 'ooooh we are so terrible' Jews who have written a bunch of books lately.
She deliciously writes of one:
"A further casualty of this book is journalism’s commitment to truth."
"Since war remains, alas, the universal means of securing land when a
claim is challenged, the Jews of Israel have had to defend their land
more often than any other contemporary people. In peace and in war,
Jewish sovereignty has required and still requires of them greater
qualities of mind and spirit than those that maintained their ancestors
for centuries in other people’s lands. If it took tremendous courage to
reclaim the Jewish homeland, at least equal courage is required to
sustain and protect it among people who are currently less politically
mature than they."
"One can only hope that, in that monumental task,
Israelis will manifest in their written and spoken words the same moral
confidence that as soldiers they have shown in battle—and that those
writing specifically in English will remember that, whether they wish to
acknowledge it or not, prominent among their present-day assailants are
Western liberal elites."