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The Liberal Media

Eric Alterman

Two critical institutions of American liberalism just celebrated birthdays. Here’s wishing them many happy returns.

Max Blumenthal’s carelessly constructed case against the Jewish state won’t help the occupation’s victims. 

Liberals honor a great public intellectual—while the editor of Commentary compares him to a Nazi. 

All too often, the most prestigious perch in journalism—the New York Times op-ed page—is given to those who flatter the powerful.

The leading candidate for New York City mayor shows the way forward for Democrats.

The reputations of Reagan-era officials who enabled the Guatemalan genocide have not been tarnished.


Eric Alterman
Eric Alterman is a Distinguished Professor of English, Brooklyn College, City...