TIME FOR ANOTHER LEFT-RIGHT ALLIANCE!

TIME FOR ANOTHER LEFT-RIGHT ALLIANCE! Following up on the questions as to whether speech suppressed through perceived intimidation truly threatens free expression everywhere, I await the uproar over revelations that Abe Foxman and other prominent Jewish leaders "convinced" the Polish Embassy to cancel Tony Judt's talk on the Israel lobby for being "too controversial." The Embassy killed the event not on theoretical grounds, but in response to actual calls by prominent Jews, and it happened in New York, not Germany. Somehow, though, I don't foresee it generating much alarm.

Thanks to reader J.A. for the tip.

--Ezra Klein

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