It is a pity that, for such an admirer of Jewish intellectual heritage, so little rabbinical wisdom appears to have rubbed off on Julie Burchill.
Her slant on Middle Eastern history is more Alf Garnett than Spinoza and, as a precedent for international relations, it would give the builders of the Alhambra the right to reoccupy Spain and the Romans to repossess Britain in the name of the Emperor Claudius.
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