Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775
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Scholar Michael Ledeen writes in National Review ( www.nationalreview.com ) on July 13 that some reactions to the London bombings betrayed a virulent strain of Jew-hatred: "It was widely noted that when Tony Blair reminded the House of Commons that many countries had been scourged by the terrorists in recent years, he omitted Iraq from the list. His speechwriters had...
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Competing theories have their merits, but the problem goes deeper than tactics
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A generation ago, author Joe McGinnis introduced the American public to something many already knew, but hadn't thought that much about: the pivotal role of public relations in American politics. His 1970 book, The Selling of the President, detailed the efforts of the cadre of dedicated P.R. pros whose assigned task was to attempt to transform Richard Nixon's image from...
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Evelyn Gordon
Though there's been much talk about terrorism's "root causes" following the London bombings, I have yet to hear anyone mention the most important cause of all: the fact that terrorism has thus far proven extremely effective - thereby encouraging more terrorists to continue. If you accept the West's formulation of the terrorists' goals, that may sound counterintuitive. The Israeli "occupation,"...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield
When Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice makes her 911 mission to the Middle East this week, she will have more on her agenda than just the urgent need to rescue the Gaza disengagement plan and put the shattered cease-fire back together. The Bush administration's top foreign-policy priorities in that part of the world - Iraq and democratic reform - will...
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Hillel Halkin
Perhaps it's an ancient streak of totemism in me, but I've always been struck by how many politicians remind me of animals. George W. Bush makes me think of a lean hunting dog. And Ariel Sharon? He's easy. He's an old sea turtle. You can't mistake him for anything else. The huge, almost round girth of him. The leathery neck...
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