Steve Sailer (Takimag)
Americans can learn much from Israel. It’s an increasingly prosperous nation that grapples manfully with its problems. For example, when the Israelis put up a fence along the border to keep out illegal aliens (or “illegal infiltrators,” as the Israeli government calls them), they put up a fence.
I especially admire how Israelis enjoy what might be called “effective freedom of speech.” While I treasure the legal protections provided by the First Amendment, the increasing tendency of Americans to pass up moneymaking opportunities that might be deemed “controversial” makes America duller and dumber.
In contrast to America, in Israel you can, say, go see the latest Mel Gibson action flick in a movie theater.
Why? Don’t Israelis know that Gibson is controversial?
The Israeli attitude, however, is: Why not? If some people in Tel Aviv will pay good shekels to see Gibson’s Get the Gringo, then somebody else in Tel Aviv will charge them to show it.
Similarly, in Israel, you can write openly about one of the more interesting and important subjects of our era: Jewish wealth. (daha&helliip;)