Ruth Bader Ginsburg's opinions about political issues have made her controversial. - Or, put more accurately, even more controversial That's because there's an assumption that SCOTUS' justices should avoid politics.
On Abovethelaw, lawyer-journalist, Kathryn Rubino, reminds us that esteemed Louis Brandeis had been a member of the Federation of American Zionists. He perceived that creating a new homeland for Jews would end anti-semitism.
Rather than be critical of Brandeis for political activism, it probably makes more common and logical sense to pounce on him for being naïve. The new homeland - Israel - was founded. It flourished as a leader in so many categories, including research and innovation.
However, it has not reduced anti-semitism. Throughout parts of Europe, that currently seems to be growing
And parts of the U.S. aren't any more enlightened.
In southern Arizona I was frozen out socially. It was assumed I was Jewish. I have a deep New York accent. From my maternal side I inherited a stocky Eastern European body style. And, as a long-term corporate executive writer, my second language is business.
After 27 months, I folded my tent and headed back east, where there has to be more tolerance because of the population density and diversity of industries. The idea of an Israel can exist anywhere.