Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774
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An industrial park pervaded by the rotten-egg stench of chemicals is hardly an ideal place for most people. But for Andrew Seligman, a U.S.-government-sponsored trip to just such a place represented a wish come true. "From the day I started working for the Environmental Protection Agency, I always thought a dream experience of mine would be to work on a...
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I have written several times that the Nobel Prizes, especially those for literature, have been given primarily for the politics of the writers rather than for any intrinsic quality of the work. And each time I've said this, I've been denounced by a number of readers. But it seems clear to me, especially if you look at the recent writers...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield
With all the bowl games being played this time of year, one should be named for Jerusalem - that perennial political football that politicians like to kick around in hopes of scoring an electoral touchdown. Israeli, Palestinian and American politicians are once again playing the game with gusto as elections in all three places shape up. Often, it's less a...
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Show Israeli Avengers as Heroes, Not Doubters “Munich” is not your typical Steven Spielberg movie (Cover Story: “Is ‘Munich’ Fair Game?” Dec. 22). Comparing this to the summer film “War of the Worlds,” you could say that the Martians won. The movie is a parable that believes “violence begets more violence.” Is that always true? The unstated premise of the...
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Unintelligent Debate In the midst of the December "war on Christmas" mania, last week's decision by a federal district judge to strike down the inclusion of "intelligent design" in a Pennsylvania science curriculum gave new impetus to the debate over separation of church and state. The ruling was a stern rebuke to those who sought to place the theory that...
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