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MFA Programs: Are They Worse Than Plane Crashes?

MFA Programs: Are They Worse Than Plane Crashes?
By December 5, 2007

From: Ed Schwarzschild To: Adam Johnson, Chris Castellani, Daniel Handler, Peter Orner The book club event at Odyssey Books was a blast, attended by a handful—a klatch, one could say—of sharp readers, which made the trip out here more than … Read More

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Five Male Fiction Writers. One Massive Existential Crisis.

Five Male Fiction Writers. One Massive Existential Crisis.
By December 5, 2007

Jewcy giddily presents the second in our series of Book Klatches, wherein five authors spend five days dishing over e-mail about the writing life. BOOK KLATCHERS Adam Johnson, author of Emporium and Parasites Like Us Daniel Handler, author of Adverbs … Read More

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Jewish Immigration Activists Look Out for Jewish Interests. So What?

Jewish Immigration Activists Look Out for Jewish Interests. So What?
By October 15, 2007

From: Gideon Aronoff To: John Derbyshire Subject: The Exodus Impulse and the Sinai Impulse John, Allow me to correct your misconception (shared by several commenters) that I support illegal immigration in any way. I do not. I am in favor … Read More

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Good for America? Good for Jews? Good for the Whole World?

Good for America? Good for Jews? Good for the Whole World?
By October 15, 2007

From: John Derbyshire To: Gideon Aronoff Subject: Good for Jews? Good for America? Good for Everyone?? Gideon, I don't think I shall get anywhere arguing scriptural interpretation with you. Are Jews at large driven by the calculating ethnocentrism described by … Read More

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The Torah, the Talmud, and the Undocumented Worker

The Torah, the Talmud, and the Undocumented Worker
By October 12, 2007

From: Gideon Aronoff To: John Derbyshire Subject: Numbers are only part of the story John, Numbers do indeed matter. That’s why I posed questions about criteria and numbers and indicated that we need a rational debate to serve our varied … Read More

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Why Such Colossal Favoritism Toward Mexicans?

Why Such Colossal Favoritism Toward Mexicans?
By October 12, 2007

From: John Derbyshire To: Gideon Aronoff Subject: Pardon my goyish skepticism, but… Gideon, Every statement of immigration restrictionism should begin with the observation that British restrictionist Enoch Powell took pains to include in all his speeches on the topic: Numbers … Read More

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Let’s Roast Some Old Chestnuts

Let’s Roast Some Old Chestnuts
By October 11, 2007

From: Gideon Aronoff To: John Derbyshire Subject: Old Chestnuts John, Immigration restrictionists frequently trot out the old chestnut that American Jews’ attitudes about immigration are mired in a sepia-toned time warp where babushka’d bubbes and wide-eyed zaydes are still hobbling … Read More

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Where Should Jews Stand On Immigration?

Where Should Jews Stand On Immigration?
By October 11, 2007

John Derbyshire is a columnist for the National Review, a critic of mass immigration into the US, and has publicly described himself as Jewcy's "shabbos goy." Gideon Aronoff is the head of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the zeyde of … Read More

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