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Is It Time To End Affirmative Action?

Is It Time To End Affirmative Action?
By November 15, 2007

Etymologically, the word symposium means a convivial meeting, usually involving food, drink, and intellectual conversation. The Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series, made possible by philanthropist Robert Rosenkrantz, may yet restore this classical sensibility to public discourse. Last night was the … Read More

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Zero-Sum

Zero-Sum
By November 15, 2007

For a brief period, I did work on credit derivatives trades that involved signing a non-disclosure agreement, so I have to be careful about precisely what I say here, but I want to take a moment to note what I … Read More

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Bush Derangement Syndrome Syndrome

Bush Derangement Syndrome Syndrome
By November 15, 2007

Lots of people are having fun with this Peter Berkowitz column that appeared in the WSJ yesterday, and rightly so, because Berkowitz's piece is an orotund display of question-begging, petty casuistry, and sheer illogic, and I'm going to pile on. … Read More

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New Raw Footage of the Al-Dura “Murder”

New Raw Footage of the Al-Dura “Murder”
By November 15, 2007

According to the JTA, never-before-seen raw footage shot by France 2 TV of the supposed shooting of Mohammed al-Dura by IDF soldiers has been aired in court. Philippe Karsenty, head of Media Ratings, a news watchdog group, had been sued … Read More

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The Five Strangest Solutions to the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The Five Strangest Solutions to the Arab-Israeli Conflict
By November 15, 2007

In just a few weeks, statesmen from around the world will convene at an international peace conference in Annapolis, Maryland, to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The conference will coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the UN's historic decision to partition … Read More

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“How’d That Get In There?” Iran’s Lame Nuclear Dodge

“How’d That Get In There?” Iran’s Lame Nuclear Dodge
By November 15, 2007

A new IAEA report on Iran just came out (it has indeed already been leaked). Elements of it are no doubt intended to make it readable –and quotable- as supporting either side of the debate: Iran has provided sufficient access to individuals and … Read More

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The Anti-Zionism Canard

The Anti-Zionism Canard
By November 15, 2007

Mitchell Cohen has a fine essay in this month's Dissent about the areas of congruence, in style, rhetoric and fallacious logic, that exist between so-called "anti-Zionists" and classical anti-Semites. Cohen concludes: If you judge a Jewish state by standards that … Read More

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The Betrayal of Turkish Jews

The Betrayal of Turkish Jews
By November 15, 2007

For the past several months, the Jews of Turkey have been in the international spotlight. As Congress has debated the Armenian Genocide resolution, high-ranking Turkish officials have warned that Turkish Jews will be endangered if the resolution passes. And Jewish-American … Read More

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