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Hitchcock's Holocaust Film

Hitchcock was a great director. I’m not a horror fan but I’ve seen most of his films. There were few guys as good at horror and suspense as he was. 291 more words

History

One Week Later: A Reflection

I have been back in the States for a little over a week now, and I have spent a good chunk of that time readjusting to what can be considered “normal teenage life”—a lot of sleeping, some fast food-eating, several obligatory Starbucks runs (nothing too exciting).  655 more words

With Abbas it's about Expediency, not Right and Wrong

Relatively quiet during this most recent crisis in Israel is the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.  Abbas once again has been presented with an unprecedented opportunity, and rather than make the most of it, he did what he usually does, willingly and cynically disregard it. 487 more words

4th. of July From a British Perspective!

(Just for fun!)

Independence day! Er… long term are you sure we didn’t win guys? Our taxes are less than yours and if we live abroad we don’t even have to pay (what a waste of tea!) We get back FREE health care, (remember that one in the news somewhere…) state pensions, unemployment, housing, and incapacity benefits (the Scandinavians have it even better!) 193 more words

Thoughts

The Jewish Quarter and More

Today was our day off, if you can call it such a thing. We spent the morning in Kazimierz, Krakow’s Jewish Quarter, which was bustling in anticipation of this year’s Jewish Culture Festival. 918 more words

In Paradise, by Peter Matthiessen

When Matthiessen’s last novel was published just days after he died in April of 2014, a reviewer on Good Reads had the audacity to complain that “In Paradise” was not entertaining. 273 more words

Books

The Last Living Nazis

I found this editorial today in the Chicago Tribune rather interesting. To begin with, how rare is it for a major news outlet like the Chicago Tribune to headline their views on putting ex-Nazis on trial? 67 more words

History