About Michael Weiss

Michael is an editor of Nextbook and a contributing editor of Jewcy. His work has appeared in Slate, Gawker, New York, Democratiya, Reason, The New Criterion, The Weekly Standard, City Journal and Standpoint. His blog is Snarksmith.

Abe Foxman Thundering Ethnocentrism Award: Ariel Beery

By September 8, 2006

Here's a little moral experiment for a slow Friday afternoon: Say you're walking down Bleeker St. and you happen upon a black homeless man lying prostrate in front of you. A few yards down, you notice a kippa'd white homeless … Read More

The Gelato of Democracy

By September 8, 2006

There's been another civil war raging in the Middle East, and it's one that more actively involves the Kurds — of Turkey. In Diyarbakir, the Kurdish "capital" of southern Turkey, militants calling themselves the Kurdish Freedom Falcons have been blowing … Read More

Fake News Jumps the Shark

Fake News Jumps the Shark
By September 7, 2006

Man of the Year: Robin Williams as a Daily Show-esque anchor who runs for president and wins. I've got a daschund bouncing on a trampoline trying to snatch that concept from way up there in the tall oak tree it's … Read More

Paging Israel Shahak

By September 7, 2006

In our ongoing effort to alienate the left and lower the highbrow, here's another New Left Review piece ($$) by Gadi Algazi on Israeli corporate expansion into the West Bank. An IT company called Matrix has set up (sweat?)shop in … Read More

History to the Defeated

History to the Defeated
By September 7, 2006

Jewcy contributor Stephen Schwartz has written a must-read essay in this week's Weekly Standard on the comparisons between the current "civil wars" in Iraq and Lebanon and the one in Spain. Both regions were riven by similar factionalisms, and exploited … Read More

Joey, You Ignorant Slut

Joey, You Ignorant Slut
By September 6, 2006

Comrade Kurtzman, Tariq Ali sets you right in the latest issue of the New Left Review: New forces and faces are emerging that have something in common. Muqtada, Haniya, Nasrallah, Ahmadinejad: each has risen by organizing the urban poor in … Read More

Why Not Him?

Why Not Him?
By September 6, 2006

The Economist on the Kinkster: Mr Friedman's opponents dismiss his campaign as a joke and whisper that he is running only to provide material for another bestselling book. But Mr Friedman appears to take himself seriously, and so do a … Read More

Lowering the Brow: Tony Judt on Main Currents of Marxism and Beyond

Lowering the Brow: Tony Judt on Main Currents of Marxism and Beyond
By September 6, 2006

Here's my problem with Tony Judt in a sentence: Kolakowski's response, "My Correct Views on Everything," may be the most perfectly executed intellectual demolition in the history of political argument: no one who reads it will ever take E.P. Thompson … Read More