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What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Nathan Englander

Emmeline Ravilious reviews Nathan Englander's latest book... [read more]

Whoso Confesseth and Forsaketh

In the tumult of the last few days, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the "unification" of Jerusalem, one of the articles stated that "even peace-activist Uri Avnery" voted in the Knesset for the unification of the city.... [read more]

A Crisis Worse than ISIS? Bail-Ins Begin

While the mainstream media focus on ISIS extremists, a threat that has gone virtually unreported is that your life savings could be wiped out in a massive derivatives collapse. Bank bail-ins have begun in Europe, and the infrastructure is in place in the US... [read more]

The March of Folly

There are two ways to look at historic disasters. The one sees them as plots of evil persons, the other as acts of folly.... [read more]

Squaring the Circle

This week, President Rivlin published a peace plan. That is not a usual act by a president, whose office is mainly ceremonial.... [read more]

“What’s in a Name?”

Dr Faysal Mikdadi asks if first names are linked with the individual name holder's GCSE results... [read more]

The Greek Coup: Liquidity as a Weapon of Coercion

In the modern global banking system, all banks need a credit line with the central bank in order to be part of the payments system... [read more]

EU Showdown: Greece Takes on the Vampire Squid

Greece and the troika (the International Monetary Fund, the EU, and the European Central Bank) are in a dangerous game of chicken... [read more]

Lover of the Country

Uri Avnery remembers a writer and activist who devoted his life to challenging the militarism of the Israeli state.... [read more]

The Proceeds of Crime

The US and British governments have created a private prison industry which preys on human lives, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Paraguay's "Red Bishop" Takes Over

Nathan Morrison on the rise of Fernando Lugo in Paraguay.... [read more]