Thursday, May 28, 2015 Sivan 10, 5775
By:
Samuel G. Freedman
Nearing his 80th year, more than a decade removed from his pulpit as editor of Commentary magazine, Norman Podhoretz signed on this past fall as a foreign-policy adviser to the presidential campaign of Rudy Giuliani. It is an endeavor that can only leave the "World War IV" monger Podhoretz looking irrelevant as the Giuliani bandwagon rapidly loses its wheels. You...
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Neocon ideas are believed to have sunk Bush, but are the alternatives realistic?
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
As George W. Bush heads into his last, lame-duck year as president, the postmortems have already begun. And in the eyes of most of the pundits who have already begun shoveling dirt on the legacy of the 43rd president, there's little doubt about the chief culprits for the disasters of the last years: the neoconservatives. Regardless of its origins, the...
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A few weeks ago, I wrote about the fact that God's been having a hard time for a while now in America's bookstores. In what seems to have been a concerted effort by certain writers to respond to the zealousness of the Religious Right -- especially its effectiveness in the political arena -- a slew of books have appeared declaring...
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From a Man Touting 'Peace,' Where's the Incentive? The Compromise? Publisher Mortimer Zuckerman writes in U.S. News & World Report ( www.usnews.com ) on Jan. 17 about the latest twist in the search for Middle East peace: "The vast majority of Israelis and Palestinians finally agree on something: Neither side has any confidence that the current talks will bring about...
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Scurrilous rumors about Obama are wrong, but real questions need answers
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
African-Americans and Jews were joined in a relationship long characterized by mutual respect and shared commitment to civil rights. But it was also one that often foundered on the sensitivities and resentments that both groups often could not rise above. Yet now that the civil-rights movement, as well as fights over affirmative action and other hot-button issues, have faded from...
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