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James Joyce on demography

I’ve been listening to Donal Donnelly’s wonderful recorded reading of Ulysses, and naturally both the format and my advancing years have highlighted passages that didn’t interest me when I read it in my teens and 20s. 438 more words


"It is not ‘progressive’ to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life".

In Midst of Demands for Abortion, A Voice for Life
Posted on | April 10, 2014 by Wendy Wright |

Swarms of sexual and reproductive rights activists fill the UN this week. 774 more words

Does Israel have a responsibili-ty deficit?

Originally published in The Jerusalem Post


There is a self-fulfilling prophecy that has converted portions of the Israeli analytical class, and its co-religionists abroad, to the belief that the country is destined for failure. 1,018 more words


Competing Narratives in Ukraine

The conflict narratives prevailing in eastern Ukraine obscure the likely “ground truth” at the center of the conflict. Russia’s and Ukraine’s press releases and official commentary are political statements; statements that contain elements of truth bent towards justifying (or legitimizing) certain political actions. 607 more words

Human Geography

How many WWII war brides are still living?

Maybe a couple thousand.

Someone should do some new interviews with the World War II “war brides,” because there aren’t very many still living.

I count 1,195 still married and living with their husbands. 356 more words


"Middle Eastern Christians? Who cares?"

Most people outside the Middle East do not realize there are Middle Eastern Christians.  Oh sure, there are Christians in the Middle East, at least some Western diplomats who might be Christians, or aid workers, or perhaps even missionaries, but they are Christian… 369 more words