I admire your courage in broaching the topic of the Zionist influence on American policy outlined by Mearsheimer and Walt.
When I read their book, Barbara Tuchman's almost wistful memories of her assimilationist-minded family, described in Practicing History, came to mind.
In my view, the promise of the modern world- transcending the tribal aspects of religion without losing the lessons therein, applied to all men, died when the Zionists wrestled control of public Judaism from the assimilationists. The radical, retrograde dreams of a tribal Islamic theocracy, which seemed to be dying a well deserved death with the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, were thereby revived, as were the always slumbering dreams of a Christian Theocracy in America.
The unintended irony of supposed monotheists who proclaim, a la, Boykin, that "my god is bigger than your god," would be comical if its effects weren't so tragic.
I still have faith that the public discourse of man will, one day, come to accept the truth of monotheism- all the great religions are but different reflections of the same eternal truths. And that day can't come soon enough for me. Tribalism is such a drag.
I wish the assimilationists success in their philosophical counter-attack on Zionism. More importantly, I pray on behalf of all my Jewish friends, and the millions of other good people of that faith, that the pendulum doesn't swing too far the other way. In our still tribal world, this is a perilous tightrope to walk.
dreaming of a day when we can all live together accepting our differences,