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What Does “nanotechnology” Have to Do With Being Jewish? Ask George Allen!


I’m glad to hear that George Allen has finally come to terms with his Jewish heritage. If he had been able to do that during the 2006 Senate campaign, instead of lashing out at the reporter (Peggy Fox) who asked him about it (as “making aspersions” on him), maybe he’d still be in the “wounded sea slug” Senate today. But, as we know, that’s not what happened.

Anyway, it’s good to see Allen talking about his heritage, speaking out against anti-Semitism, and even blowing the shofar. Just one question, though: what does “nanotechnology” (Allen said he found his Jewish heritage “interestingly positive” “because I majored in history and have been a leader for nanotechnology”) have to do with being Jewish?  Maybe because a Jewish scientist first introduced the concept? Other than that, I’m baffled; any ideas?

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