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  •  Samuel was an interesting member/leader of the (2+ / 0-)
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    CanisMaximus, Eyesbright

    Liberals in England in the early part of the 20th century. He originally opposed women's suffrage but then supported it; he was an active supporter of the Palestine Protectorate (later its High Commissioner); inexplicably (to me, at least) he sided with Chamberlain regarding appeasement of Hitler.
    He and Lloyd-George were enemies, obviously--the men had no use for each other's personalities or ideas. In addition it was a dog-whistle religious slur, given that Samuel was Jewish.
    I certainly don't condone the religious slur, but it was irresistible to suggest the surface interpretation of the slur given what I think of the depth of Murray's intellect.

    •  Well thanks for the history lesson, (1+ / 0-)
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      CanisMaximus

      It was funnier before it became about religion.
      Now it's just uncomfortable.

      "It were a thousand times better for the land if all Witches, but especially the blessing Witch, might suffer death." qtd by Ehrenreich & English. For Her Own Good, Two Centuries of Expert's Advice to Women pp 40

      by GreenMother on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 11:02:55 AM PDT

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