Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774
Media Watch
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John R. Cohn, M.D.
As Anthony Lewis, columnist for The New York Times , penned in 1989, "Journalism's high purpose is not to get close to power, but to speak truth to power." A search of Times archives back to 1981 of "truth to power" produced 90 "hits," most dealing with journalists and public figures who spoke out in one way or another against...
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Media Clippings
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If you need further proof that making movies is an insane process -- and that it's a miracle that anything sensible gets up on the screen these days -- then find a copy of August's Vanity Fair, which has a story by Patricia Bosworth, the biographer of famed photographer Diane Arbus, about what Hollywood has made out of the book...
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Media Clippings
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I don't think, in recent times at least, there's been a more vilified intellectual figure -- at least in certain circles -- than Leo Strauss. And especially, so long-deceased an intellectual figure. A German-Jewish émigré, Strauss, who died 33 years ago, taught philosophy for the most part for several decades at the University of Chicago. Few outside of some rarefied...
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Martin Abramowitz
If Jews had pantheons, Shawn Green -- the premier Jewish baseball player of the last quarter-century -- would be right up there in the baseball wing, a notch below Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax. It would be hard to overstate the significance of Greenberg and Koufax in the history of American Jewish life. That two of the best ballplayers of...
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Elliot Jager
The Sept. 3 headline in Israel's mass-circulation Yediot Aharonot caught my eye: "800 prisoners to be released in exchange for Gilad Shalit." Shalit was taken captive, and two Israel Defense Force soldiers were killed, during a daring Hamas attack launched via a tunnel into Israel from Gaza on June 25. While the government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert denies it,...
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