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The Day Ahead: November 3

By on 11.3.09 | 5:20AM

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Reader Otis, my man on The Podhoretz Method:

Yes, you, Seth Lipsky and Norman Podhoretz are on to something here. Liberalism is a "faith system" for secular people.

Most know that Marx was born into a Jewish family that had converted to Christianity. He eventually renounced both religions. Trotsky was a Jew, as was Felix Dzerzhinsky. Many leading Communists of the early 2oth century were Jews. We often forget that Israel is a socialist country and that its kibbutzes are communes.

I find it interesting that many religiously observant Jews tend to be conservative, just as many religiously observant Christians tend to be conservative as well.

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