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Strategies Of Jewish Survival

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Judged comparatively, democratic institutions have an excellent record in meeting the welfare of all their constituents, Jews and non-Jews. As the great American jurist Learned Hand observed in a 1932 speech to the U.S. Federal Bar Association, “Even though counting heads is not an ideal way to govern, at least it is better than breaking them.”

Hopefully, a more politically seasoned Jewry will come to better understand the precarious survival mechanisms for overcoming the daunting challenges that lie ahead.

About the Author: Ron Rubin is professor of political science at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. He is the author of several books including “The Unredeemed” and “Anything for a T-Shirt: Fred Lebow and the New York City Marathon, the World's Greatest Footrace.”


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3 Responses to “Strategies Of Jewish Survival”

  1. Shemayah Shiloh Phillips says:

    They still are. But in America we can be pets where they kill us slowly often with our own assistance.

  2. Janice Rogers Lilly says:

    SHAME ON YOU! God gives life, they are Gods Chosen and yet He loves and forgives you as well. Think about!

  3. David Kieserman says:

    In America the Jewish support of the liberal cause is simply wrong. The liberal/progressives we have now in power with take down the Jews, at the first chance they get. Not to be trusted..

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