Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
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Barry Rubin
The Arab-Israeli conflict definitely holds the record for the most bizarrely treated issue in modern history. It is easy to forget just how strange this situation is, and the extent to which it is understood and handled so totally different from other, more rationally perceived problems. Let's take a very simple example, and examine the surrealistic, bizarre way in which...
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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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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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Neocon ideas are believed to have sunk Bush, but are the alternatives realistic?
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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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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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