Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774

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Media Clippings When the immensely successful director Sydney Pollack died at age 73 of cancer several months ago, there was an outpouring of praise for him as an artist and a person. I read a lot of the pieces, but just caught up with one of the best, thanks to a colleague who passed on the June 9 issue of...
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Putin's Aggression Follows Nazi Pattern Now that the revitalized Russian empire has made obvious its grip on Georgia -- the moral equivalent of the Nazis' Sudetenland -- it is only a matter of time before it moves to take control of the rest of that country (A Matter of Opinion: "Georgia Should Be on Their Minds," Aug. 14). Hitler waited...
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The fate of the electronic book and its effect on publishing was the subject of yet another article in the Arts section of The New York Times . Reporter Edward Wyatt began by asking "Is the electronic book approaching the tipping point?" This was a topic, he wrote, that both "energized and unnerved" people attending BookExpo America out in Los...
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Author's Hate for Jews Overshadows Everything I very much disagree with Jonathan Tobin's praise of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (A Matter of Opinion: "Speak the Truth; Defeat the Lies," Aug. 7). For many Russians, Solzhenitsyn lost his credibility with his anti-Semitic book Two Hundred Years Together . Russian Jews were deeply offended by that publication. I was shocked when reading chapters of...
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Media Clippings Whenever intellectual quarterlies approach the issue of Israel -- and especially if it's a journal I admire -- I tend to cringe. Such was the case when I picked up a recent volume of Salmagundi . On the cover, I read the words Zionism and Apartheid , which was the headline affixed to an essay by Derek Cohen...
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