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Enlightenment Fundamentalism?

Enlightenment Fundamentalism?
By February 1, 2007

That's what Tim Garton Ash says Hirsi Ali suffers from, and Ian Buruma is only slightly less hyperbolic in his rhetoric about the Somali dissident. But French philosopher Pascal Bruckner begs to differ with both: Those who revolt against barbarism … Read More

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Yes, But We’re Also Biding Our Time

Yes, But We’re Also Biding Our Time
By February 1, 2007

Talking of querulous conservatives against the surge, here's a bucket of cold water on hot promise in Shiaville: "There's absolutely no reason to believe that these groups have changed their tune in any significant way" since the 2004 battles, said … Read More

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Now It’s Too Many Troops

Now It’s Too Many Troops
By February 1, 2007

George Casey is saying that 21,500 troops (more, actually, if one factors in the support soldiers that accompany Brigade Combat Teams and Marine Combat Teams) are about 10,750 too many. Asked by Sen. John Warner, R-Va., why he had not … Read More

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Sexist Politicians Are In

Sexist Politicians Are In
By February 1, 2007

I don’t know if you guys have been following the whole scandal involving Israeli President Moshe Katsav, but it’s getting pretty hard to ignore. Apparently he’s been ordered to leave the Presidential residence, and forty Knesset members are trying to … Read More

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If I Was There…

If I Was There…
By February 1, 2007

At the News Corp. Christmas party, which I was, I might say that nobody within earshot really seemed to give a shit about the sacking of Judy: At the Sixth Avenue Hilton, 8,000 News Corp. employees gathered in three floors … Read More

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Heroin Chic Is Officially Back In

Heroin Chic Is Officially Back In
By February 1, 2007

"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe is starring in the new Peter Shaffer play, Equus, in London next month. Both the play and role have garnered their share of controversy. The seventeen-year-old Radclife appears nude in many scenes and photos of … Read More

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The Converso’s Dilemma

The Converso’s Dilemma
By February 1, 2007

[Jewcy asked Katie Halper to attend the New York Jewish Film Festival and write periodic blog posts about the films she saw. The following is an interview Katie conducted with the Gabriella Böhm, director of The Longing: the Lost Jews … Read More

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The Kiss Comeback 2007

The Kiss Comeback 2007
By February 1, 2007

Cartoonist Uri Fink thought that the band Kiss had reunited, but was disappointed to find all the hoopla was simply over Haim Ramon.

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