Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

More U.S. 'Engagement' in Peace Process Needed The Democratic Party is to be applauded for officially supporting more "engagement" on the part of the United States in Middle East diplomacy (A Matter of Opinion: "Misleading Platform Platitudes," Aug. 21). One of the chief failures of the disastrous reign of President George W. Bush has been his failure to pick up...
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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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