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“In the end, what most defines the Roberts Court may be its hostility to courts themselves.” @DavidColeGtown:
“The liberal Zionist is branded either a hypocrite or an apologist or both.” Jonathan @Freedland on Ari Shavit:
This feature is worth a few minutes of your time today -> Chris Killip: Skinningrove… via @nybooks #photography
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I Do, I Do: Edmund White on gay marriage
An excerpt from Béla Zombory-Moldován’s memoir of World War I, recently discovered and published for the first time
Great piece by Daniel Mendelsohn about the under-appreciated John Williams (Stoner, Augustus) in @nybooks.
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Relman: Without reform in payment and organization of medical services, the future of American health care is bleak
Arnold Relman: The US wastes more on its dysfunctional medical care system than it would ever spend on social welfare
Jonathan @Freedland on the dilemma facing liberal Zionists: What if the two-state solution is impossible?
After ‘Stoner,’ John Williams wrote his final novel about another disappointed hero: Augustus, emperor of Rome
Jonathan Freedland: “The liberal Zionist faces something like an existential crisis.” #gaza
To Somerset Maugham, Patrick Leigh Fermor was a “middle-class gigolo for upper-class women”
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Arnold Relman spent his last months doing what he’d done for decades: writing about health care and how to improve it
Gordon Wood on Jefferson, society vs. government, and moral sense
Chris Killip’s stunning photographs of the Yorkshire fishing village Skinningrove, and the human stories behind them:
“What kind of text is the Declaration of Independence? Is it a sacred text? Or a treatise? Or perhaps a law?”
Israel’s Holy Warriors: @EyalPress’s 2010 report on the growing influence of the religious right among IDF soldiers
The emperor Augustus is a figure “about whom we know at once a great deal and very little,” writes Daniel Mendelsohn
… In this sense, Israel’s reaction to the kidnappings seems likely to advance Hamas’s goal.” (@nathanthrall, June 19)
“For years Hamas has spoken of the need to stir up resistance among the largely docile residents of the West Bank…