September 26, 2017
About Snoopy
Snoopy the Goon grew up in the Soviet Union, and now lives in Israel. He blogs at Simply Jews
Education

On cognitive privilege and other animals

September 23, 2017 Snoopy 0

Don’t even try to look for the definition of cognitive privilege in the dictionaries, it is too new. There is a definition of cognitive elite, though, that brings us close to the subject. The cognitive elite of a society, according to Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray, are those having [Read More]

Israel

Israeli nuclear opacity and oversight: yes or no?

September 3, 2017 Snoopy 0

“We never had, don’t have and will never have nuclear weapons. This doesn’t mean that if someone decided to use such weapons against us, we wouldn’t use them first.” Reportedly by Moshe Dayan*. The above is an elegant (in an uncouth military way) prelude to the subject raised twice in [Read More]

Iran

Putin and Netanyahu or journeys of a bibliophile

August 27, 2017 Snoopy 1

Netanyahu’s trip to Sochi to meet Putin and to persuade him that Iranian corridor to Mediterranean is not a good idea, doesn’t seem to be a great success story. The Russian version of that same article in Pravda is titled: “Netanyahu’s Fiasco in Sochi…“. For the English version the Pravda’s [Read More]

Nominations

Spanish civil war and human “Anti-Zionist” garbage

July 2, 2017 Snoopy 2

There is nothing new in the notion that for a raving anti-Semite in the usual anti-Zionist guise nothing is sacred. As nothing is new in the notion that the British Labour party has lately become a welcoming safe harbor for this thriving mob of progressive thinkers. For full disclosure: my [Read More]

Donald Trump

Trump and how to beat him, according to the Guardian

June 21, 2017 Snoopy 3

Not being a supporter of Trump and not being an expert in the internal US politics, I simply enjoy (kind of) the current political game in Washington. Which is mainly a hodge-podge of frenzied attacks on the POTUS, coming from all directions: from his alleged complicity in a bevy of [Read More]

media bias

CNN’s Startling Incompetence

June 19, 2017 Snoopy 0

The dramatic developments (and sometimes lack of thereof) in the unending drama of the Russian involvement in the last US elections are certain to leave an external observer confused. As an avid reader of spy stories and a longtime watcher of the Kremlin shenanigans, I personally would like nothing more [Read More]