Archive for the 'General News' Category

The Shtetl Is Sleeping

Monday, November 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Shtetl Is Sleeping By Jeffrey Goldberg in The New York Times on June 18, 1995.

America is an incredibly Freudian culture that doesn’t believe in Freud

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: America is an incredibly Freudian culture that doesn’t believe in Freud by Olivia Goldhill
on the Quartz website on November 07, 2015.

The Displaced: Introduction

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Displaced: Introduction: Nearly 60 million people are currently displaced from their homes by war and persecution — more than at any time since World War II. Half are children. This multimedia journey in text, photographs and virtual reality tells the stories of three of them. By Jake Silverstein in The New York Times on November 5, 2015.

Kurdish refugees in 1974, after an Iraqi bombing. Credit Bruno Barbey/Magnum Photos

Revenge Called Central to the Soviet Holocaust Narrative

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Revenge Called Central to the Soviet Holocaust Narrative By Jodie Shupac on the Canadian Jewish News Website on November 6, 2015.

Liberation by Soviet soldiers of some of the surviving prisoners of Auschwitz on Jan. 27, 1944. WW2 TODAY PHOTO

LOL Nothing Matters: A Defense of the Internet’s Absence of Meaning

Friday, November 6th, 2015

LOL Nothing Matters

Click Here to Read:  LOL Nothing Matters: A Defense of the Internet’s Absence of Meaning By Paul Ford on the New Republic website on November 4, 2015.

Facing bipartisan attacks, PhRMA goes on offensive

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Facing bipartisan attacks, PhRMA goes on offensive by Sarah Ferris on The Hill Website on November 4, 2015.

Small Towns Face Rising Suicide Rates

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Small Towns Face Rising Suicide Rates By Laura Beil in The New York Times on November 3, 2015.

The Laramie, Wyo., home of Leonard Jacobs, who killed himself in 2014. CreditHilary Swift for The New York Times

Thresholds of Violence : How school shootings catch on

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Thresholds of Violence : How school shootings catch on by Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker in the October 19, 2015 Issue.

In the years since Columbine, school shootings changed; they became ritualized.CREDITILLUSTRATION BY OLIVER MUNDAY

Of course I believe in ghosts – my sanity depends on it

Friday, October 30th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Of course I believe in ghosts – my sanity depends on it by Giles Fraser on the Guardian Website on October 28, 2015. A century on, Freud’s melancholia remains the psychological condition of the lost soul. Which is why psychoanalysis has become the modern form of exorcism

When Parents Are Too Toxic to Tolerate

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: When Parents Are Too Toxic to Tolerate By Richard A. Friedman M.D. in The New York Times on October 19, 2009.

Japanese Nationalism and the Second World War By Walter Skya

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Japanese Nationalism and the Second World War By Walter Skya Part I in the Library of Social Science Newsletter on August 20, 2015.

Click Here to Read:  Japanese Nationalism and the Second World War By Walter Skya Part II in the Library of Social Science Newsletter on October 28, 2015.

A Disadvantaged Start Hurts Boys More Than Girls

Monday, October 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  A Disadvantaged Start Hurts Boys More Than Girls by Claire Cain Miller in The New York Times on October 22, 2015.

Tiger Crowley, 4, center, with his family. According to his mother, self-discipline has been more of a struggle for him than for his older sisters.CreditCarl Kiilsgaard for The New York Tim

Ten years since Hurricane Katrina: Part four: A legacy of poverty and austerity in New Orlean

Monday, October 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Ten years since Hurricane Katrina: Part four: A legacy of poverty and austerity in New Orleans By Tom Hall on the World Socialist Web Site on October 26, 2015.

Mossad opens archives on Eichmann capture

Monday, October 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Mossad opens archives on Eichmann capture: The ‘Operation Finale’ exhibit, opening this week in Tel Aviv, reveals new details of a legendary operation by Aron Heller in the Times of Israel on February 8, 2012.

The Human Brain Reacts to Guns as if They Were Spiders or Snakes

Monday, October 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Human Brain Reacts to Guns as if They Were Spiders or Snakes: Meet a scientist who studies the psychology of guns by Julia Lurie on The Mother Jones website on October 26, 2015.

Eichmann ‘wasn’t a bad person’

Monday, October 26th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Eichmann ‘wasn’t a bad person,’ says his daughter-in-law, dooming her political career: Carmen Bretin Lindemann was running for mayor in a village in Argentina. Then she gave a TV interview in which she blamed the Jews for falsifying history BY JTA and Times of Isreal Staff on October 23, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Film Review: Hannah Arendt and the “Banality of Evil” by Raymond Barglow on the Tikkun website on June 10, 2013.

Adolf Eichmann on trial in Jerusalem, 1961 (AP, File) (more…)

The Neuroscience of Anorexia Reveals Why It’s So Hard to Treat

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Neuroscience of Anorexia Reveals Why It’s So Hard to Treat By Carrie Arnold on the Science of Us website on October 23, 2015

Ten years since Hurricane Katrina

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Ten years since Hurricane Katrina: Part one: The catastrophe unfolds By E.P. Bannon on The World Socialist Web Site on October 22, 2015.

This photo came to symbolize the desparation of the population of New Orleans after Katrina

Many school shooters, one common factor

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Many school shooters, one common factor: a warped view of masculinity: As debate rages over gun control, media portrayals of shooters, and other factors, one topic doesn’t get enough discussion, those who study mass shootings say: masculinity By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo and Patrik Jonsson on The Christian Science Monitor website on October 2, 2015.

The Use and Abuse of the Past: The New Right and the Crisis of History

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Harvey J. Kaye

Click Here to Read: The Use and Abuse of the Past: The New Right and the Crisis of History by Harvey J. Kaye in The Socialist Register 1987.