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Okay. I've found it. The absolute culmination of the "we have to build bridges with the far right" argument.
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Angus Johnston 14 Jun 18
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Henry Cadbury was a Quaker, and I'm sure he was a lovely man. But wow, was he wrong in a very familiar way.
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Angus Johnston 14 Jun 18
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Among the anti-fascist tactics Cadbury condemned? Boycotts. He called them "war without bloodshed."
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Angus Johnston 14 Jun 18
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Astonishingly, Cadbury gave this speech to a conference of rabbis. It was not well-received.
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Angus Johnston 14 Jun 18
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Rabbi Stephen Wise (who would, ironically, himself be later criticized for equivocation on anti-Nazi topics) repudiated Cadbury's speech.
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Angus Johnston 14 Jun 18
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Another rabbi basically said any talk of "loving" Hitler was pointless sophistry.
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Angus Johnston 14 Jun 18
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That same rabbi on the moral and practical necessity for a diversity of tactics:
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Angus Johnston 14 Jun 18
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(Same day, same page: American Baptist pastor says the appeal of Nazi antisemitism is grounded not in bigotry, but—I kid you not—economic anxiety.)
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Angus Johnston 14 Jun 18
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The conference released a statement repudiating Cadbury's both-sidesism and insisting on the moral necessity of resistance to the Nazis.
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Angus Johnston 14 Jun 18
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(Just a note: "Israel" in the above clip doesn't refer to the nation of Israel, which didn't exist in 1934, but to the Jewish community.)
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Angus Johnston 14 Jun 18
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Here's the original article on Cadbury's speech.
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Angus Johnston 14 Jun 18
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And here's the follow-up article from the next day from which the rest of the above clippings were taken.
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Angus Johnston 14 Jun 18
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A nice summary of the blowup from a broader article on the conference that appeared a day later:
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Angus Johnston 14 Jun 18
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Here's to "a spirit of sterner resistance to Hitler"!
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Angus Johnston 14 Jun 18
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Just going to leave this here in case any of you can think of good uses for it.
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Angus Johnston 14 Jun 18
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Gonna have some more thoughts on these articles tomorrow. Stay tuned.
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Angus Johnston 15 Jun 18
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Here's my thread of musings on the above articles, as promised.
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Angus Johnston 26 Jun 18
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Since this is blowing up again: I included links in the above thread, but if those don't work for you, the articles discussed are from the New York Times, June 15 through 17, 1934.
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