Stalinist Criticism In Defense Of One’s Dearly Held National Creation Myths Is No Vice

Commentary’s Noah Pollak states the neoconservative case against Israel’s “New Historians“:

Their cause is to expose the “founding myths” of Zionism, so as to undermine Israeli self-confidence.

Right, because true patriots understand that the only legitimate function of historical scholarship is the glorification of the state.

Also funny that Pollak deploys this critique of the New Historians — their work is politically harmful — by way of criticizing historian Tom Segev for suggesting that a certain work is politically harmful.

Fight on, Commentary!