Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

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I wrote about Cargo magazine a year ago, when its first issue appeared, and intrepid reporter that I am, I missed the only Jewish wrinkle in the entire story - that the editor in chief is Ariel Foxman, son of Abraham Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League. I recall not even looking at the editor's note, which would have revealed...
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Leonard Fein
"At a time when we see around the world the violent consequences of the assumption of religious authority by government, Americans may count themselves fortunate. Our regard for constitutional boundaries has protected us from similar travails, while allowing private religious exercise to flourish. Americans attend their places of worship more often than do citizens of other developed nations, and describe...
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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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