Monthly Archives: June 2007

The New Foreign Secretary

David Milliband. Bit of an eco-weenie, but otherwise I like what I read about him. See Norm Geras's profile: What is the best novel you've ever read? > Modern: usually the last Ian McEwan novel I have read. What is … Read More

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Impeach Cheney

Bruce Fein, a conservative, spells it out.

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The Dark Side of Camelot

It's a shame Arthur Schlesinger is gone. I'd have had a turducken party to see how he'd handle these late-confirmed revelations about his hero: The degree to which senior officials were involved in authorizing the spying is powerfully evident in … Read More

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Wedding Etiquette, and Where to Find Rockin’ A Klezmer Band

June is almost over, but the Jewish wedding season is just getting started. I have a number of friends with weddings almost every weekend from now until Labor day. I only have to buy one blender this summer, but it … Read More

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Shvitz Spritz: Squatting in Church

Army wives watching Lifetime's most popular show ever: "Army Wives." [The New York Times] Protestant parishioners "squatting in sleeping bags" in German church. Why? To keep Jews from turning it into a synagogue. [The Week Magazine] Elizabeth Edwards pleads with … Read More

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The Perils of Funding Iranian Dissent

Negar Azimi has a highly discussed piece in the New York Times Magazine on the dangers of U.S. financial support for Iranian opposition groups. Azimi's thesis is more or less: "Please don't show us the money." Given the heightened paranoia … Read More

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Haleh, Googoosh, and Postpolitical Politics

If you look at the mission statement for Namak Magazine–basically the Iranian-American print equivalent of Jewcy–you'll find this: Namak is a non-political, non-religious publication. We stand against any ideology or social structure that splinters the Iranian community internally or separates … Read More

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Free Haleh!

Amnesty International, among other human rights organizations, sponsored a vigil today at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza for Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, an Iranian-American scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Institute, who has been incarcerated in solitary confinement for over a month in Tehran's … Read More

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