Do Israeli Ties Conflict with U.S. Citizenship?: America Recognizes Diverse Loyalties
Dorothy Thompson’s fears are groundless. But they are nevertheless real for her and apparently of enough currency among others to call for serious discussion. However benevolent her intention, I think her argument misleading—dangerously so. But it ought not be shrugged aside without examination: honest errors are capable of rational correction.
“America Demands a Single Loyalty” is written as if it were directed to Jews alone. But the issues she raises are of far more general concern; all Americans have a stake in this problem. It is not so much the complexity of the Jewish situation that leads Miss Thompson astray. Her mistakes spring rather from fundamentally false assumptions as to the nature of foreign policy in a democracy and as to the quality of American society.
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