Buchanan Pro & Con
To the Editor:
To make the case that Patrick J. Buchanan is anti-Semitic, it is necessary for Joshua Muravchik [“Patrick J. Buchanan and the Jews,” January] to clear away the inconvenient underbrush of Buchanan’s support for Israel during the 70′s and early 80′s. He attempts this by exploring Buchanan’s columns of that period and extracting fragments critical of Israel.
Mr. Muravchik himself concedes “that in earlier years Buchanan had produced columns friendly to Israel. . . .” That he does not attempt a qualitative and quantitative analysis of pro and con in Buchanan’s written work during that period is not worthy of Mr. Muravchik’s usual careful journalism.
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