Voici la réaction de Walter Russell Mead, Bard professor, Hudson Scholar, and AI blogger/editor, @ American Interest.
|Walter Russell Mead|
The leftist party Ahora Madrid (an affiliate of Podemos) is big on BDS, perhaps unsurprisingly; there is a profound, longstanding connection between anti-capitalist ideology (both of the left- and right-wing varieties) in Europe and anti-Semitism. But we’re sure the cultural minister means well. As sure, anyway, as we are that the radical left parties that elected mayoral candidates in Madrid and Barcelona this week have a sensible, workable program to fix their country’s troubled economy.UPDATE: On Sunday, Zapata posted an online apology in which he explained that the joke had been part of a discussion on the nature of humor and had been taken out of context.
FURTHER UPDATE: Zapata resigned on Monday.
|Le Twit de Guillermo Zapata|