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By prospect   May 2006

Lind and the Israel lobby Congratulations to Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, two distinguished American political scientists, for their Harvard paper on the disproportionate influence of the Israel lobby on American foreign policy—part of which appeared in a recent London Review of Books. They were only four years behind a very similar piece in Prospect by Michael Lind. The amount of grief you get for writing about this sensitive subject, even in a calm and responsible way, does not seem to have declined over the past four years. Both men are getting hammered in public and private—perhaps some kind of…

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