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Women Writers as Scolds, Again

by Jeff Biggers Brand her a “common scold.” That, in a nutshell, has been the “enough already” sentiment cast at Hillary Clinton’s new memoir, What Happened, by everyone from late night TV hosts to newspaper columnists. An ancient common-law crime applicable only

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Posted in Contemporary History, Modern History

Who is Israel? How the National Character of Israeli Shapes our World

The Israeli Mind; Who is Israel?

by Alon Gratch War, Peace and other Cycles of Change Perhaps the best metaphor for change and how Israelis are affected by it was provided by the second Palestinian intifada (2000–2005), during certain periods of which suicide bombings took place

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Posted in Contemporary History, Modern History

Putinism: Russia and its Future with the West

Putinism

by Walter Laqueur It is common knowledge that relations between America and Russia have deteriorated very much. A debate is now under way in Washington what US policy towards Russia should be. When President Obama was elected he made it

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Posted in Contemporary History

Seven Surprising Ways Hollywood Has Influenced Politics

Nixon and Kissinger meet with John Wayne

By Timothy Stanley It is hard not to think about the relationship between Hollywood and politics and not chuckle. The idea of Clint Eastwood talking to an empty chair at the 2012 Republican convention or Sean Penn giving acting classes

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