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Tag: Blood Libel

AP via The Washington Post

White House Mum on Palin’s Latest Words

If the president, or anyone in Obama’s close advisory circles, has an opinion about Sarah Palin’s latest rhetorical creation—her already infamous “blood libel” zinger—the world will have to do without that information for the time being.

Posted on Jan 13, 2011 READ MORE

Words That Don’t Heal

Blood libel is a term with a specific and terrible history. It refers to the scurrilous accusation that Jews kidnapped and murdered Christian children to use their blood to prepare Passover matzo.

Posted on Jan 12, 2011 READ MORE

What Is the Meaning of This ‘Blood Libel’?

Wouldn’t you know it—the Sarah Palin Catchphrase Generator clicked, whirred and spat out another viscerally tinged and menacing two-word combination to righteously apply to her political opponents. This week’s winner: “blood libel.” But what does it mean?

Posted on Jan 12, 2011 READ MORE

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