Daniel Zisenwine joins the authors in conversation about 'America's Retreat and Israel's Predicaments.' In partnership with the American Friends of Tel Aviv University.
Who: Bret Stephens, Gidi Grinstein and Daniel Zisenwine
What: America’s Retreat and Israel’s Predicaments
Where: The Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street
When: November 20, 7:30 p.m.
Why: Stephens is the author of America in Retreat; Grinstein wrote Flexigidity
Well, the 92nd Street Y debate I went to on Tuesday was not quite as contentious as the flubbed Steve Martin one happening in the night before, but it still got pretty heated. A sold-out audience came to see Peter Beinart and New York Times columnist Roger Cohen debate former AIPACer Steven J. Rosen and Wall Street Journal editoral page editor and former Jerusalem Post editor Bret Stephens.
In preview of tomorrow night's debate at the 92nd Street Y featuring Peter Beinart, I'll engage in a small bit of self-promotion. My story in last week's paper profiled Beinart, whose essay attacking American Jewish leadership for failing to attract young American Jews to support Israel created a firestorm this spring. If you cannot make the debate (at 8:15 pm Tuesday night) I hope my story catches you up on the discussion's general parameters.