In 2019, if a person joins an “educators’ kibbutz,” forgoing money, property and autonomy for the sake of higher ideals, are they a cultish dupe or a vanguard of a better future? Is capital-normativity the last great hegemony?
The Promised Podcast
A Hebrew U. prof who tells a student who complained about being treated uncivilly by a classmate because she came to class in uniform that she cannot expect others to treat her like a civilian when she’s dressed like a soldier. Should we be outraged?
Five fifteen years-olds suspected of killing a Palestinian mother of nine by pelting her car with rocks are interrogated by the Shin Bet without being allowed to consult a lawyer to speak to their parents. Are the kids’ rights are being trampled?
A general starts a new centrist party in Israel, joining forces with another general and, just like that, they’re number two in the polls, behind Netanyahu. Does the future of Israeli politics run down the middle?
Netanyahu calls new elections, spurring the talking heads to talk, the pundits to pund, the experts to expectorate, and all the rest of us to grasp our heads in our hands and rock back and forth while muttering, “Let something good come of this, Puleeeze.”