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Leon Wieseltier on the Holocaust and evil

In 1996, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted “an evening of dialogue to examine the issues raised by Daniel Goldhagen’s deliberately provocative book, Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust… 426 more words


Oscar Who?

As I watch nearly everyone in the country simultaneously succumb to the seasonal short bout of red carpet fever, I’m trying to remember the last time I actually watched “The Oscars” — the… 1,315 more words


A Great Argument for Welcoming Refugees

Conclusion of Roger Cohen’s column in The New York Times, January 14:

The United States, between the 1880s and 1924, admitted about 4 million Italian immigrants. 59 more words

Rage Against the Machine

Imagine that. They had it right all along, the science fiction prognosticators, the paranoid prophets who saw in early computers a danger to humanity. The Terminator, Clark’s 2001 A Space Odyssey, Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – all envisioning a world where the created over takes the creator, where the machines rise up and rebel, changing the course of history forever. 462 more words

Dark Days

So now we have 12/2 to go along with 9/11. And while the death and injury this time isn’t of the magnitude it was 14 years ago, the hysteria seems to be greater. 698 more words


Black Earth

Black Earth – The Holocaust As History and Warning
By Timothy Snyder
The Bodley Head – £25.00

The Holocaust is not only history, but warning. 1,332 more words