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Hamas Should Have Been Invited to Annapolis

Hamas Should Have Been Invited to Annapolis
By November 26, 2007

  Nobody expected the Annapolis Middle East peace conference to have finally ended the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but it was still quite a party. Just think of the networking and schmoozing opportunities. The Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was there, together … Read More

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Bernard Lewis on Israel: To Be or Not To Be

Bernard Lewis on Israel: To Be or Not To Be
By November 26, 2007

As non-history is about to repeat itself in Annapolis, today’s Wall Street Journal runs Bernard Lewis’ sober take on tomorrow’s Middle East peace conference.   If the issue is about the size of Israel, then we have a straightforward border … Read More

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Who Cares About Nihilism?

Who Cares About Nihilism?
By November 26, 2007

I’ve always said that being the toughest dude in the sphere of letters is like being the best pianist on the oil rig: It isn’t like the competition is especially stiff. I couldn’t help feeling vindicated in this belief when … Read More

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Jaffa’s Palestinian Exiles

Jaffa’s Palestinian Exiles
By November 26, 2007

Let’s start with a confession. At my Jewish school in north London we did not much like the Israeli pupils. They wore dubonim (padded khaki army jackets) and sand-colored canvas boots. They strutted around and spoke to each other in … Read More

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Smart As A Dick

Smart As A Dick
By November 24, 2007

Daniel Koffler recently wrote a couple of posts on this blog regarding the pseudo-debate on "racial IQ." (Here's whyit's pseudo-.) I can't say that the many comments in response to hispost have made me feel any easier about the vulgarization … Read More

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The Soccer Dialectic

The Soccer Dialectic
By November 24, 2007

   This is a post about English soccer – but before all you Americans scroll down to something else, let may say it is also about identity and globalisation, capitalism and the decline of the nation-state.     OK, still here? Right, … Read More

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The Real Thanksgiving Turkey

The Real Thanksgiving Turkey
By November 23, 2007

Granted, I didn't read the New York Times op-ed page during the Times Select era — heckuvah job, Pinchy — so I don't know what intellectual atrocities might have been committed there over the past couple of years. Granted, further, … Read More

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New Life for Iraq’s Wetlands

New Life for Iraq’s Wetlands
By November 23, 2007

If we agree that Al Gore has done more than anyone else to alert the world about the perils of global warming, can we at least allow that one of the unmitigated benefits of the intervention in Iraq has been … Read More

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