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From: barry levine
Date: Tue, May 12, 2015 at 8:40 AM
Subject: re: The Center-Right Moment
To the Editor:
Characteristically, David Brooks proceeds from bad history to false conclusions. In this case, Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party did win the recent election in Israel. But it did so by cannibalizing votes from parties that were further to the right, while the Israeli electorate swung a bit to the Left. This speaks volumes about the dysfunction of Israeli multi-party politics. But it does not speak for a global rightward political swing.
Barry Haskell Levine