Pleased to welcome Roger Kerr to the blogosphere. Am looking forward to his contributions.
Roger has just blogged on the death of Tony Judt, described as a fearless Anglo-Jewish intellectual and academic historian who was one of the most brilliant and genuinely original thinkers of our times.
Judt caused great controversy, with this call in 2003:
Judt rocked the Jewish world in 2003 with an article in The New York Review of Books, Israel: the Alternative.
It described the Jewish state as “an anachronism” and argued that Zionism’s ethno-religious exclusivity be replaced by an inclusive liberal democracy. In effect, it called for a one-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian impasse, as he did again in a New York Times column only last month.
The so called one state solution, is ironically backed by elements of the Likud party.
The Business Roundtable has also just relaunched a refreshed website. Much more user-friendly.