Readers write in with thoughts about the Middle East.
If it’s merely a front for deep anti-communal cynicism, J Street will provide American Jews not with the opportunity to engage with their ethnic and religious heritage, but with an excuse to distance themselves from it even more.
The NWSB is a return to the modernist fetishization of structure, although like Lerner, it stretches its intellectual assumptions to drearily excessive lengths. The result is architecture that doesn’t reflect the building’s structure or purpose so much as tell the outside world to keep moving and mind its own business.
“(Your friend) wants to show you a picture,” the email assured me. It was 1:30 AM, hardly a time for cogent decision-making. And I was jarred by a notoriously unstable acquaintance even wanting to show me something online.
From abroad in Israel, Armin Rosen offers insight on the recent elections there.
N-Overperformers: mainstream and centrist parties like Likud and Kadima, who were projected to get less than 50 seats in late polling last week. They got 55.
It’s been an exciting year and a half for Turkmenistan.
According to Sara Boxer’s brilliant essay on blogging in the latest New York Review of Books, there are about 100 million blogs on the Internet, only 15 million of which are active.
For the past 10 days, everyone has called this a “hunger strike.” But let’s not get carried away: the 1981 protest among accused Irish Republicans at Maze Prison, during which 10 people (including an elected member of Parliament) starved themselves to death in a failed attempt at improving their
Over the past weeks, writers on this page have decried the conflation of fascism and Islam and have written in opposition to David Horowitz’s upcoming Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week.
May 23, 11:57am
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