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Sex Versus Survival: The Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein

Posted February 12th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read:  Review of Sex Versus Survival: The Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein, by John Launer, Reviewed by Janet Sayers on The Heart of Education Debate on Feburary 12, 2015.

How Drunk Is Too Drunk to Have Sex?

Posted February 12th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Uncategorized

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Click Here to Read: How Drunk Is Too Drunk to Have Sex?: Universities are struggling to determine when intoxicated sex becomes sexual assault By Amanda Hess on the Slate Website on February 11, 2015.

Illustration by Charlie Powell

Could Stalin Have Been Stopped?

Posted February 12th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read: Could Stalin Have Been Stopped? Review of Roosevelt’s Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War by István Deák, Reviewed by Frank Costigliol in the New York Review of Books in the March 21, 2013 issue.

Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone/Getty Images; Joseph Stalin and Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Tehran Conference, 1943

The Case for Hollywood History

Posted February 12th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies

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Click Here to Read:  The Case for Hollywood History by Francine Prose in The New York Review of Books on February 10, 2015.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Robert Taylor as Ivanhoe and Elizabeth Taylor as Rebecca in Richard Thorpe’s Ivanhoe, 1952

Sadistic Jewish Hitler Scholar Abuses Girl in Jerusalem

Posted February 12th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here To Read: Sadistic Jewish Hitler Scholar Abuses Girl in Jerusalem: Israeli novelist Gail Hareven dives fearlessly into the the moral quagmires of abuse, vengeance, and the legacy of the Holocaust By Adam Kirsch on The Tablet Website on February 11, 2015.

Sadomasochism and the Jihadi Death Cult

Posted February 12th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: Sadomasochism and the Jihadi Death Cult: A psychoanalytic look at why people throw themselves into campaigns of murder and suicide By Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin on The Tablet website on February 11, 2015.

Anwar Tarawneh, the wife of Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh, takes part in a rally calling for the release of her captive husband in Amman on Feb. 3, 2015. (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images)

Ben Stiller Producing Gary Shteyngart Adaptation Shteyngart’s 2010 novel Super Sad True Love Story to become TV series

Posted February 12th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books, General News

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Click Here to Read:  Ben Stiller Producing Gary Shteyngart Adaptation Shteyngart’s 2010 novel Super Sad True Love Story to become TV series By Gabriela Geselowitz on the Tablet Magazine website on February 10, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Writer’s Wednesday: Gary Shteyngart on this website.

Darwin Day: February 12, 2015

Posted February 12th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

Darwin

Click Here to Read:  Evolution: Darwin Day 2015 – Virtual Issual on the Wiley Online Library Website.

Philosophy Thursday: Emmnuel Levinas

Posted February 12th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Philosophy Thursday

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Click Here to Read: Emmanuel Levinas on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Emmanuel Levinas in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Click Here To Read:  Introducing Levinas to Undergraduate Philosophers by Anthony F. Beavers

Click Here to Read:  Emmanuel Levinas: A 20th-century philosopher whose Jewish sensibility influenced his encounter with Western thought and ethics By Benjamin A. Read the rest of this post »

A lost sense of belonging in no man’s land: The imaginary Jew

Posted February 11th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

The imaginary Jew by Alain Finkielkraut

Click Here to Read:  A lost sense of belonging in no man’s land: The imaginary Jew by Alain Finkielkraut, trs Kevin O’Neill & David Suchoff, Reviewed by Alberto Manguel on the Independent website on September 18, 1994.

The Trip Treatment: Research into psychedelics, shut down for decades, is now yielding exciting results

Posted February 11th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

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Click Here to Read: The Trip Treatment: Research into psychedelics, shut down for decades, is now yielding exciting results. By Mechael Pollan in The New Yorker in the Gebruary 9, 2015 issue.

Psilocybin may be useful in treating anxiety, addiction, and depression, and in studying the neurobiology of mystical experience.
CREDIT ILLUSTRATION BY STEPHEN DOYLE

Seeking a ‘Beautiful Death’

Posted February 11th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: Seeking a ‘Beautiful Death’ By Jane E. Brody in The New York Times on February 9, 2015.

Antidepressant Superstition: How doctors and patients get fooled by antidepressants

Posted February 11th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: Antidepressant Superstition: How doctors and patients get fooled by antidepressants  by Jonathan Shedler PhD in his Psychologically Minded blog on the Psychology Today blogs on February 10, 2015.

Letter from Berlin: The Last Trial

Posted February 11th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  Letter from Berlin The Last Trial: A great-grandmother, Auschwitz, and the arc of justice by Elizabeth Kolbert in The New Yorker in the February 16, 2015 issue.

Franziska Maass’s message to her children: “I think a lot about you. I am very lonely.”CREDIT COURTESY MARLENE KOLBERT

 

Writer’s Wednesday: Gary Shteyngart

Posted February 11th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Writers Wednesday

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Click Here to Read: Gary Shteyngart on the Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: ‘Finally, proof that 12 years of psychoanalysis paid off for someone’ Reviews of Little Failure by Gary Shtengart on this website.

Click Here to Read: Why Gary Shteyngart Remains His Own Best Creation, Review of  Gary Shteyngart’s Little Failure in the Jewish Daily Forward on this website. Read the rest of this post »

French Prime Minister Manual Valls on the “intolerable rise of anti-Semitism in France.”

Posted February 10th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  French Prime Minister Manual Valls on the “intolerable rise of anti-Semitism in France.” Anti-Defamation League on YouTube.

After a Guilty Plea, a Prison Term and a Movie, a Sex Abuse Case Returns

Posted February 10th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Editorials

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Click Here to Read:  After a Guilty Plea, a Prison Term and a Movie, a Sex Abuse Case Returns by Jesse Wegman in The New York Times on February 9. 2015.

Was Brian Williams a Victim of False Memory?

Posted February 10th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

MEMORYClick Here To Read: Was Brian Williams a Victim of False Memory? By Tara Parker-Pope in The New York Times on February 9, 2015.

Brian Williams, anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” with American troops at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq, in March 2007. He has temporarily stepped down from his newscast responsibilities.Credit Photo by Jeff Riggins/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Exporting trauma: can the talking cure do more harm than good?

Posted February 10th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  Exporting trauma: can the talking cure do more harm than good? When disaster strikes aid agencies are increasingly focusing on mental health as well as food and shelter. But without cultural understanding, pushing western treatment can do damage. Cue the rise of the humanitarian anthropologist … by Anna Leach on the Guardian Website on February 5, 2015.

Insurance and Its Discontents

Posted February 10th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  Insurance and Its Discontents By Darcy Lockman in The New York Times on February 10, 2015.