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Day 3 (Jonathan Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?

Day 3 (Jonathan Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?
By January 5, 2007

From: Jonathan Gottfried To: Paul Gottfried Subject: Where ethnic cleansing is involved, we have a duty to intervene Dad, I definitely distinguish between “Clinton’s pummeling of the Serbs” and “W’s reckless invasion of Iraq,” and not only for the ways … Read More

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Day 3 (Paul Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?

Day 3 (Paul Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?
By January 5, 2007

Jonathan, Your comments about the legality of Clinton's pummeling of the Serbs (an act which Republicans predictably applauded and which you set against W's reckless invasion of Iraq) raises questions about international agreements aimed at attacking another country. Clinton’s action … Read More

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Day 2 (Jonathan Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?

Day 2 (Jonathan Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?
By January 3, 2007

From: Jonathan Gottfried To: Paul Gottfried Subject: Jews have an interest in a secular society; the Christian Right does not Dad, You suggest that certain aspects of the parties’ environmental and foreign policy platforms (which I had pointed out as … Read More

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Day 2 (Paul Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?

Day 2 (Paul Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?
By January 3, 2007

From: Paul Gottfried To: Jonathan Gottfried Subject: American Jews are not so assimilated as you think Jonathan, Reading your spirited, penetrating response, I must admire the genetic endowment that your mother and I have bestowed on you. Despite your verbal … Read More

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Day 1 (Jonathan Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?

Day 1 (Jonathan Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?
By January 2, 2007

From: Jonathan Gottfried To: Paul Gottfried Subject: Are Jewish Democrats less American? Dad, So we’ve been asked whether it’s time for Jews to vote Republican, and it seems that you object to the question on the grounds that the Democratic … Read More

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Day 1 (Paul Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?

Day 1 (Paul Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?
By January 2, 2007

Voting Democrat is one of the defining rituals of American Jewish culture, like shouting over the dinner table or rushing through the seder. The last Republican presidential candidate to get more Jewish votes than his Democratic opponent was Warren Harding … Read More

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Day 3: Is God Still Necessary?

Day 3: Is God Still Necessary?
By December 22, 2006

From: Douglas Rushkoff To: Andy Bachman Subject: Are we ready to take the next step? Dear Andy, Fascism wasn’t godlessness at all—simply people worshipping a different god. Fascism isn’t monotheism, of course, but obedience to a natural order, and expressed … Read More

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Day 2: Is God Still Necessary?

Day 2: Is God Still Necessary?
By December 19, 2006

From: Douglas Rushkoff To: Andy Bachman Subject: The line you won’t cross Dear Andy, “Means” and “ends” are only relevant when we’re stuck in this darned illusion of linear time. On the one hand, I see God as a great … Read More

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