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  • Foer, Jonathan Safran (The New York Times, 2020-05-21)
    An op-ed piece in the New York Times, in which author, Jonathan Safran Foer argues that the production of meat is a major contributing factor to climate change. This op-ed, which was written in the midst of the COVID-19 ...
  • Sontag, Susan (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1978)
    In this short book (downloaded from the Internet Archive, Susan Sontag looks at how we conceptualize serious illnesses, particularly tuberculosis in the 19th century and cancer in the 20th century. "Illness as Metaphor" ...
  • Making It 
    Smith, Lee (Tablet, 2019-01-16)
    Written on the occasion of Norman Podhoretz's 89th birthday, this article discusses the political journey of the prominent social and literary critic, Norman Podhoretz. Podhoretz was the editor of Commentary Magazine, a ...
  • Frum, David (2020)
    The home page of David Frum. Currently a senior editor at the Atlantic Magazine, Frum has served as an assistant and speech writer for President George W. Bush, and as an advisor to Rudolph Giuliani's presidential campaigns. ...
  • Nobelprize.org (nobelprize.org, 1986)
    The Web page devoted to Elie Weisel by the Nobel Prize Committee. It includes biographical information and a speech given by him upon acceptance of the award. Click on the link above to access the Web page,
  • Feldman, Ari (The Forward, 2019-11-21)
    This article discusses how the testimony of Fiona Hill before the US Congressional Impeachment Hearings into President Donald J. Trump, explicitly linked conspiracy theories about Ukraine's involvement in the US 2016 ...
  • Wilson, Jason (The Guaridan, 2018-10-25)
    Written when Soros was one of the targets of mail bombs that were sent to a number of Democrats and progressives, this article looks at the mainstreaming of antisemitism. The author describes how antisemitism and antisemitic ...
  • Meyers, Joshua (The Forward, 2019-09-26)
    The writer considers Bernie Sanders' brand of socialism in connection with his Judaism. Contrary to the views of some who have written about Sanders' connection to his Judaism, the writer argues that Sanders does indeed ...
  • Ozick, Cynthia (The New Yorker, 1997-09-28)
    In a provocative article in the New Yorker Magazine, Cynthia Ozick differentiates between the public version of Anne Frank and the actual Anne Frank who hid with her family from the Nazis in an attic in Amsterdam. Ozick ...
  • Fitzgerald, John (Anarchist Archives, 2011)
    A short biography of Paul Goodman, perhaps best known for his book, "Growing Up Absurd." Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Goodman, Paul (The New York Review of Books. Digital preview published by Google Books, 1956)
    Some selections from the most famous work by Paul Goodman. Click on the link above to access.
  • Goodman, Paul (Politics. Published online by The Unz Review, 1945-07)
    In the following remarks I trust that I can keep differentiated those judgments that depend on general social and cultural awareness from those that ...
  • Keiles, Jamie Lauren (Vox, 2018-12-05)
    "How the JAP became America’s most complex Jewish stereotype." Click on the link above top access the article.
  • Lipstadt, Deborah E. (Los Angeles Times, 1988-05-25)
    "In most polite settings outright expressions of anti-Semitism, including jokes that rely on anti-Semitic imagery, are frowned on. Regardless of one's true opinion of Jews, few people would think of bursting out in the ...
  • Cohen, Joshua Aaron (The New Republic, 2018-09-06)
    "Seventy years after its founding, has the Jewish State abandoned the American diaspora?" Click on the link above to access the article by one of the most acclaimed younger Jewish American writers.
  • Willis, Ellen (The Tablet, 2014-08-13)
    This essay was originally published in "Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" edited by Tony Kushner and Alisa Solomon, and published by Grove Press. Click on the ...
  • Reich, Robert (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018)
    The Common Good, a book by Robert Reich, explores the concept of a common good, the moral obligations that unite us as a society and a nation. This book is freely available at the Internet Archive. Click on the icon to ...
  • Reich, Robert (2018)
    Homepage of Robert Reich, featuring his political and economic critiques, as well as links to articles he has written and television appearances. Click here to see the page.
  • Moyers, Bill (You Tube, 2011-12-18)
    Bill Moyers' two-part interview with Noam Chomsky on his PBS program World of Ideas. Moyers questions Chomsky about his attitudes towards a variety of topics, including dissidence, transparency, propaganda, and democracy ...
  • Bernstein, Richard (New York Times, 1993-05-06)
    Obituary in the New York Times on Irving Howe. Click on the link to read the obituary.

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