The esteemed James Fallows lays into Marty Peretz, and no, it is not piling on. Every bit of scorn was earned.
What I don’t understand, though, is why this seems to have been the tipping point. Peretz has been saying horrifying things for years, and has been a member of the Avigdor Lieberman wing of Israeli politics for as long as I can remember. There was nothing new or unusual in his sentiments, only the construction of the words may have been a little more direct. But other than that, Peretz has been spewing hateful rhetoric for years and no one (of any importance) seemed to care.
I’m glad that prominent people are calling him out, finally, but why now?