Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Sivan 8, 5775

All in Context
I had never heard of Richard Misrach until I ran across several stunning spreads of his muted color photographs in the August issue of Smithsonian magazine. The brief text that accompanied the images was written by Kenneth R. Fletcher and was titled, appropriately, "The Beach," as that is what the photos depict -- people appearing to enjoy themselves on the...
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Free Speech Obviously Extends to Islamists But Not to Their Critics Columnist Clifford D. May writes in www.Townhall.com on Sept. 4 about the drive to restrict free speech about radical Islam: "In Europe, free speech may end with neither a bang nor a whimper -- but with a lawyerly assist. "It was three years ago this month that the Danish...
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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 The world, especially in all of its particulars, continues to evolve rapidly these days. As print journalism struggles for survival in the United States, it seems that, in India, magazines are thriving, and especially lifestyle magazine with high-end design and content. And why shouldn't that be so? It makes perfect sense in our constantly shifting landscape. India's economy...
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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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