Peter Slezak’s blog

Peter Slezak is an Associate Professor in the School of History & Philosophy at the University of New South Wales and an occasional public commentator on science, philosophy, religion and politics.


Jewish Identity and Responsibility: Lessons from Spinoza (or Confessions of a Self-Hating Jew) (Dec. 6, 2010)

Email to Jewish friend on war crimes (Nov. 2, 2009)

Speech to rally for Gaza in Melbourne (Jan. 19, 2009)

Gaza crisis (Dec. 31, 2008)

Left wing ideological bias at universities (Dec. 8, 2008)

Psychology of dissent (May 3, 2008)

“A Wondering Jew” (April 13, 2008)

1947 UN Partition Resolution and “Peace Process as “spectacular deception” (April 13, 2008)

The Lobby strikes back: Part 2 (April 8, 2008)

The Lobby Strikes Back. Part 1: Expertise & credentials (April 7, 2008)

Letters to The Age in reply to our article (April 4, 2008)

Anti-Semitism and ‘Jews for Genocide’? (March 30, 2008)

Conflicting narratives (March 30, 2008)


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  2. Yaakov is a rebel thinker who’s life is full of silly contradictions. I believe he is a radical who envies the centre; a self-stylized rabbi but he doesn’t believe in God, nor God in him; and he wishes that everyone in the Middle-East could just get along already.

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