Post Archive

March 2007

When it comes to cultural exchange programs for academics, my reflexive attitude tends to be very much like my attitude toward the institution of tenure:...

Writing in the Sunday, March 25 Outlook section of the Washington Post, Zbigniew Brzezinski claims that “The ‘war on terror’ has created a culture of...

• Thornton Wilder has become a man of two books. Our Town continues to be revived and The Bridge of San Luis Rey read, but...

The sorry spectacle of Israel's political system going through one financial scandal after another—the latest involves finance minister Abraham Hirchson, accused of embezzling large sums...

Many of the commenters on my earlier post ¡Viva la Inmigración! take me to task for not distinguishing between legal and illegal immigration. The former...

On Friday, March 23, Hillel Neuer, the executive director of UN Watch, gave a speech before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. He took...

Until 2005, the French novelist Irène Nemirovsky, author of the much-lauded Suite Française, had been more or less completely forgotten, even by specialists in French...

Two weeks ago the New York City Board of Education announced that it would be establishing a new magnet high school to teach Arabic culture...

The battle has been joined for the soul of the British Conservative party in, of all places, that leading organ of the Left, the Guardian. Geoffrey...

In the most recent issue of the New York Review of Books, George Soros, the billionaire investor, philanthropist, amateur political scientist, and self-styled “stateless statesman,”...

Last week I attended a reading of the Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert’s poems at the New School in downtown Manhattan. At the podium were the...

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius offers up a profoundly confused column this morning about the U.S. Attorneys scandal. He begins by noting the extraordinary public service...