Published three weeks ago in London, the Walt-Mearsheimer paper on the power of the Israel lobby is the biggest controversy today in the world of ideas. It has been criticized by left wing Jews, and both the Boston Globe and Washington Post have, in covering the matter, given a platform to those attacking the paper’s authors personally. Oddly, the paper has gotten an open reception in Israel. Lately, http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/04/03/opinion/edlevy.php

Which raises the embarrassing journalistic question: How long can the New York Times (which is itself critiqued in the paper) continue to ignore this issue?