About Daniel Koffler

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

Atlas Shrugs Blog: Where Sociopathy Gets Confused With Zionism

By May 20, 2008

When Jeffrey Goldberg, an American Jewish Zionist, reached his twenties, he decided he couldn't justify calling himself a Zionist unless he shared in the struggles of Israelis. Thus, making a move virtually unheard of among American Jews, he took Israeli … Read More

How Jewy Should We Want Our Presidents To Be?

By May 19, 2008

Just how thoroughly ignorant of the world beyond Crawford, Texas is George W. Bush? How steadfastly determined is he to remain so ignorant? Enough, in both cases, that seven years after he came to Washington seeking to chart a new … Read More

Israel Turns 60, Media Reacts Predictably

By May 16, 2008

The 60th anniversary of Israel's founding has given rise to a vast tranche of American journalism about the occasion, all following one of two tropes: Can Israel Survive? and Let's use the anniversary to settle old scores! The archetype of … Read More

Viral Videos Of The Week: Appeasement At Munich Edition

By May 16, 2008

Yesterday, conservative LA radio host Kevin James appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews ostensibly to discuss George Bush and John McCain's decision to test whether repealing Godwin's Law is a winning issue. James came on the air screaming — literally … Read More

John McCain and GOP’s Platform Revealed: “Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Himmler, Goebbels, And Hitler!!!11!!!”

By May 15, 2008

The Republican party seems to think that the crucial swing voter in this election will be Apollo Braun. How else to explain their decision to abandon anything resembling a traditional political strategy — including their recent instant classics of fearmongering … Read More

Ron Paul Strikes Back At The GOP, Texas, And Burma

By May 15, 2008

Dr. Ron Paul earned the nickname "Dr. No" by voting against any and all federal appropriations that came before the House of Representatives, but it seems that Paul is equally adamantly opposed to purely symbolic governmental interventions. Nick Curran of … Read More

The Republican Jewish Coalition Collapses In On Itself

By May 14, 2008

That interview Barack Obama did with Jeffrey Goldberg over the weekend outlined the perils of running for president without shutting off your brain. At the tail-end of his effusive praise of the Jewish people and the Jewish state, after pledging … Read More

Crazy Religious Paranoiacs Attack McCain Too

By May 14, 2008

For those who are struck by the dangerously corrosive left-wing secular cosmopolitanism inherent in the belief that Barack Obama is a Muslim fifth columnist who must be stopped at all costs, Michael Farris offers solace. A former Republican candidate for … Read More