The recent hatchet job on Ed Miliband’s father looked like a typical below-the-belt political slam job. But the use of stereotypes and code words suggests something much darker.
Daily Mail city editor Alex Brummer wrote that it was “deplorable” to accuse the British newspaper of anti-Semitism over an article on the late father of Labor Party leader Ed Miliband titled “The man who hated Britain.”
Britain’s Labor Party leader Ed Miliband defended his late father against a newspaper’s claim that he was an unpatriotic Jewish Marxist who “hated Britain.”
You’d notice Marshall Berman, if you saw him. Back when I commuted to the City College of New York from my parents’ apartment in the late 1960s, my father certainly did. He rushed into our apartment to excitedly report that “a hippie” was entering our next-door neighbor’s place, a colleague of Berman’s at CCNY.