But it’s one thing to claim victimhood at the hands of American society, apparently; it’s quite another to claim victimhood at the hands of actual anti-Semites and their allies. The latter might require the intestinal fortitude to stand up to political allies, whereas the former carries the lukewarm comfort of “fighting the system.”

And so identity politics eats itself. Group identities, in the end, are merely a tool for tearing down the supposed power structure, not actual identities. If being a Jew conflicts with being a Leftist, being a Leftist takes precedence – even if it means sanctioning anti-Semitism.