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dangerous from the red line in

He has only been skating for about a year,but Vladimir Putin has already garnered the reputation as a feisty if smallish winger who is something of a cherry picker, hovering around the red line, waiting for the feed that will … Continue reading

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alchemy of “the other”

The ultra-orthodox in Israel desecrated the Yad Vashem holocaust memorial this past week, and though one cannot really condone the act, the graffiti extensive as it was, is an expression that the narrative of the holocaust has been appropriated by … Continue reading

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dragons and dungeons

A clash of civilizations? Certainly an odd juxtaposition; the people of the book, the covenant on Mt. Sinai with the people outside the pale of settlement with any monotheistic religion. But, on a social and cultural level,┬áChina is a country … Continue reading

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uncivil disobedience: anarchy at ammunition hill

Wedge issues. The fine line between free speech and incitement. Deliberate shaping of language as a form of propaganda in a face-off between secular and religious conceptions of power. If President Obama can make a “misspoke” in terming “polish death … Continue reading

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