Entries by John Graham

Agudath Israel: Mesirah Overrides America’s Laws

In April, in Is observing the Mesirah prohibition compatible with being American? I discussed the threat posed to Americans generally by the Jewish tradition of Mesirah. This prohibits Jews from telling the Civil Authorities of crimes being committed by other Jews. My interest was stimulated by realizing when studying the Madoff Affair that many financially […]

Mrs Dominique Strauss-Kahn: Female Version Worse

Many MSM accounts in describing Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s wife have stressed her birth in New York and her Scottish surname. In fact, Anne Sinclair was born Anne-Elise Schwartz to wholly French and wholly Jewish parents who were in America for business reasons. She was also born to considerable wealth. She is granddaughter of legendary art dealer […]

We’re Rich; We’re Jewish: We Rule.

Thanks to “Tom”, who by posting a link to it in the comment thread to my blog SEC’s Becker/Madoff saga: How could it smell worse? alerted me to Donors to G.O.P. Are Backing Gay Marriage Push by Nicholas Confessore and Michael Barbaro The New York Times May 13, 2011 As gay rights advocates intensify their […]

SEC’s Becker/Madoff saga: How could it smell worse?

The announcement on Monday Former SEC Counsel Rejoins Cleary Gottlieb Amid Madoff Scrutiny by Joshua Gallu (Bloomberg May 9, 2011) pretty much settles the matter: former General Counsel David Becker’s departure from the Agency was hasty and unplanned. Becker had been unemployed since the end of February: no professional living by generating hourly fees would […]

Is observing the Mesirah prohibition compatible with being American?

In our essay Is the Madoff Scandal Paradigmatic? Kevin MacDonald and I noted that suspicions of Madoff were quite widespread amongst financially sophisticated elements of the Jewish community. For instance we reported David Harris, Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee saying: the Madoff name had come up here in the AJC’s investment committee some […]

Darkness At Noon For Richard Goldstone

Those fortunate enough to live in countries where questioning the Holocaust is not illegal will have noticed the irony of the stance Israel and her apologists seem pleased to take up in the aftermath of Judge Richard Goldstone’s recent groveling in the Washington Post (Reconsidering the Goldstone Report on Israel and war crimes Friday, April […]