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The Middle East & Beyond
August 31, 2012

The Strange Credulity of David Ignatius

In my running commentary on Syria over the past year and more, I have occasionally had recourse to mention, and sometimes to criticize, not just mainstream press accounts of events, but sometimes also specific commentators. One of these has been David Ignatius of the Washington Post. His column in yesterday’s paper marks a new low, […]

August 27, 2012

“To Me, You Are Beautiful”: A Jewcentric Note

When this blog was formed (or re-formed) some months ago, part of its name included “Jewcentricity” for a reason. For those who may not know, this is the title of a book I wrote in 2009.  There will be no second edition of the book, because the first edition attracted not a single major review […]

August 14, 2012

Will the Civil Divorce of Egypt’s Political Powers Remain Civil?

There has not been a day since February 11, 2011, that Egyptian politics have ceased to surprise the world. Ever since the afternoon that Hosni Mubarak fell, the world’s most seasoned political analysts have struggled to make sense out of events. No one foresaw the fast-paced dynamic of the political game we have witnessed in […]

August 1, 2012

How to Fix the U.S. Postal Service

Yesterday there were warnings that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) was about to default on its prepaid pension obligations. And today, sure enough, the USPS announced that it could not meet today’s obligations, and also that it would not meet those pending six months hence. For loyal and long time readers of The American Interest, […]

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