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From The Times (of London) on Those Perfidious Russians and Gallant Ukrainians

&;The Azov Battalion has removed a neo-Nazi symbol from its insignia that has helped perpetuate Russian propaganda about Ukraine being in the grip of far-right nationalism.&; (30 May 2022)
 

NORMAN FINKELSTEIN ON ABORTION, ROE, AND THE ALITO OPINION

NORMAN FINKELSTEIN ON ABORTION, ROE, AND THE ALITO OPINION   Note:  In this excerpt from my forthcoming book, I’ll Burn That Bridge When I Get to It!, I address whether it’s legitimate to suppress speech on the grounds that the said speech is socially “regressive.”  I answer in the negative, and illustrate the point by considering the abortion debate.   

Saudi Arabia in Search of Someone Who Reads Hebrew

Saudi Arabia recently purchased 1,000 .  In view of recent developments, it needs to check what are the terms of the warranty.  Unfortunately, no one in the Royal Palace reads Hebrew (or, for that matter, any other language).

Is Bari Bovine Weiss cribbing?

Here is Bari Bovine Weiss on Gaza: The results of this mess, as always, are especially bad for the Palestinians who live under Hamas rule. Casualty reports are hard to verify because Hamas controls the media (even the international press) inside the Gaza Strip, but it appears that more than 50 Palestinians have been killed. Some of these people are entirely innocent non-combatants, including children. This is an unspeakable tragedy. It is also one of the unavoidable burdens of political power, of Zionism’s dream turned into the reality of self-determination.

Katie Halper: Norman Finkelstein on Israel & What’s Happening Here

 

Here’s what real talent sounds like

 

Saudi Arabia in Search of Someone Who Reads Hebrew

Saudi Arabia recently purchased 1,000 .  In view of recent developments, it needs to check what are the terms of the warranty.  Unfortunately, no one in the Royal Palace reads Hebrew (or, for that matter, any other language).

Katie Halper: Norman Finkelstein on Israel & What’s Happening Here

Here’s what real talent sounds like

Of tall buildings, sublime oceans, and big dreams, by Obi Cogito (3)

“The man who can center his thoughts and hopes upon something transcending self,” Bertrand Russell once observed, “can find a certain peace in the ordinary troubles of life which is impossible to the pure egoist.”  It is advice that is as obvious as it is true, but still hard to accept as a native New Yorker. I have lived in this city my whole life and could never escape the paradoxes and contradictions that abound here.  New Yorkers have a swagger: we all think that we are superstars while simultaneously being aware of the real superstars in our midst. 

Of tall buildings, sublime oceans, and big dreams, by Obi Cogito (3)

“The man who can center his thoughts and hopes upon something transcending self,” Bertrand Russell once observed, “can find a certain peace in the ordinary troubles of life which is impossible to the pure egoist.”  It is advice that is as obvious as it is true, but still hard to accept as a native New Yorker. I have lived in this city my whole life and could never escape the paradoxes and contradictions that abound here.  New Yorkers have a swagger: we all think that we are superstars while simultaneously being aware of the real superstars in our midst. 

W. E. B. Du Bois on Trump's Supporters and The Capitol Rioters

Finkelstein comments: At the end of his classic study, Black Reconstruction, W. E. B. Du Bois meditates on what caused poor whites in the American South to unleash a reign of terror after the Civil War against the newly freed slaves.  His explanation is as if not more relevant today:How is it that men who want certain things done by brute force can so often depend upon the mob ? Total depravity, human hate and Schadenfreude, do not explain fully the mob spirit in America. Before the wide eyes of the mob is ever the Shape of Fear.

SIGN THIS PETITION!

SIGN THIS PETITION! Israel says God gave the whole of the Land of Israel to the Jews. Every major Israeli political party says the whole of the Land of Israel belongs to the Jews. Every major political party has pledged not to withdraw from any of the Land of Israel.   Israel has controlled the whole of the Land of Israel for more than a half century. Israel has vaccinated about half the residents living in the Land of Israel.