Saturday, October 25, 2014 Heshvan 1, 5775
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Ryan Teitman
With the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11 still in the news, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia invited former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Sen. William S. Cohen to answer a question posed in the title of its program, "9/11: Are We More Secure Five Years Later?" His quick response to the question that framed the night's topic was one...
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Kurt Herman was just a little boy when three American Jews plucked him out of Nazi Europe, and whisked him to safety. He didn't know what group the three represented, but even at 9 years old, he knew enough to credit the trio with saving his life. Now, 67 years later and living in Philadelphia, Herman knows his benefactors well...
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The pope's recent speech on Islam opened a Pandora's box in the Arab world: Churches were torched in the West Bank, effigies lit in Iraq, and condemnations flooded in from angry Muslim leaders. But according to Abdallah Schleifer -- a veteran Arab news journalist and director of Al Arabiya's Washington bureau -- the media, and not the papacy, might have...
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On the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Michael Chertoff, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, attended a commemoration ceremony in Bayonne, N.J. There, officials unveiled a 100-foot-tall monument honoring the victims who died in the World Trade Center in 2001, as well as 1993. Looking over some names on the monument, Chertoff noticed a college classmate; it...
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It happened in 1862, when Abraham Lincoln realized that the Civil War would be more than just a skirmish. It happened again during the Cold War, when Truman saw that defeating the Soviet empire required additional time -- and money. And now, as scholars at the Foreign Policy Research Institute contend, President Bush's war on terror has reached a similar...
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