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posted on July 18, 2012

Robert Wright, a senior editor at The Atlantic, criticizes Atlantic medial fellow, Armin Rosen, for engaging in “neo-McCarthyism.” Wright regrets that, on the pages of his own magazine, Rosen called for writer, Alex Kane’s removal from The Daily Beast’s blog, “Israel for Open Zion because … [Kane] is on the staff of Mondoweiss, a website that, according to Rosen, ‘often gives the appearance of an anti-Semitic enterprise.’” But Wright notes, “Rosen doesn’t adduce a shred of evidence that Kane … is anti-Semitic,” and instead employs “guilt by association” to smear Rosen, a tactic that has “an unfortunate history in American politics and intellectual life.”

Read at The Atlantic