Amazing essay by an East Coast ex-lefty. Just one or many gems:
The distinctiveness of Judaism, its very sense of itself, was offensive to
the ideology to which I had paid piper for so long, and thus the turn into
anti-semitism was an inevitability of liberal philosophy. Most dangerously
of all, liberalism's adherents felt themselves incapable of such thinking,
for they believed their ideology to be a prophylactic against anti-semitism,
when, in fact, anti-semitism was the result of that very ideology
Read the whole thing. Hat tip - Roger Simon.