Michael Mello


What if Dartmouth Hall were in Tel Aviv?

About halfway through Christopher Hedges' lecture last week at Dartmouth Hall -- somewhere around the time he compared the Palestinians of today with the slaves of the antebellum American South, which is to say after he accused Israel of "ethnic cleansing" (his phrase) but before he compared Israel's policies to South Africa during apartheid and after he characterized Israel's creation as a "crime" and the state itself "racist" -- a horrible thought popped uninvited into my head.