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Sunday, January 20, 2008

We knew him so well

Follwing Mad Mel P, here's a Jerusalem Post article about a rather more famous Jew who spouted poisonous religious and racial bigotry every bit as foul as hers. (Fischer must be, along perhaps with Gilad Atzmon, one of the few people to whom the epithet "self-hating Jew" could legitimately be applied.)

The difference, of course, is that Fischer also managed - for a while - to do something valuable with his life. Which is why he will be remembered for as long as chess is played, while Melanie Phillips will be forgotten the day after her last loathsome column hits the news stands.

An obituary of Bobby Fischer here.

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