About Daniel Koffler

Daniel Koffler is a Clarendon Scholar and graduate student in philosophy at the University of Oxford.

The Emerging Liberal Majority

By June 3, 2008

Is the traditional conception of politics as contest between the economically statist, socially progressive left, and the market-friendly, socially retrograde right, just pining for the fjords, or is it stone dead? Consider this: Jesse Larner wrote a thoughtful critical appreciation … Read More

Not Interested in the Peace Corps? Way to Ruin America

By June 2, 2008

A bit more than a week ago, Barack Obama stepped in to take Ted Kennedy's place as the Commencement speaker at Wesleyan. Liberal commentators like James Fallows, Matthew Yglesias, and Ezra Klein raved about the speech — particularly the section … Read More

Did Ahmadinejad Call For Israel To Be “Wiped Off The Map”?

By June 2, 2008

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said all sorts of shocking, crazy, horrible things. So many that it shouldn't be hard for someone looking to score points off of the shocking, crazy, horrible things Ahmadinejad has said to base his case on things … Read More

McCain On Iran: Lying Through His Teeth

By June 2, 2008

One more thing about Jeffrey Goldberg's interview with John McCain: It was an object lesson in how completely John McCain's position on Iran depends on blatantly lying. First and foremost, there is McCain's fixation on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ahmadinejad holds no … Read More

Viral Video Of The Week: Lieberman BFF John Hagee On The Gay Jewish Antichrist

By June 2, 2008

Three cheers for Joe Lieberman, for describing his friend John Hagee as an eesh elokim like Moses — the same John Hagee who believes that the Antichrist will be "a blasphemer and a homosexual" who is "at least partly Jewish, … Read More

John McCain Throws On His Black Fedora And Peyes

By June 2, 2008

Jeffrey Goldberg's interview with John McCain, like his interview with Barack Obama, was centered on Israel and US-Israeli relations. Both candidates would reverse the Bush administration's neglect of the Israel-Palestine conflict and take "a hands-on approach" to diplomacy in which … Read More

The Latest Anti-Obama Talking Point: Holocaust Denial

By May 30, 2008

Q: What did one Jew say to the other on the train to Buchenwald? A: "Hey, at least we're not on the train to Auschwitz!" It's funny because it's true, right? Just ask Rand Simberg, who in a little jape … Read More

Iran’s Elections: Hindenburg Beats Hitler

By May 30, 2008

One can be forgiven for not noticing, in light of the earth-shattering revelations in Scott McClellan's book, that the Iranian Parliament, the Majlis, elected a new speaker this week, Ali Larijani, by a resounding 232 to 31 margin. Before joining … Read More