Wieseltier on Iran: Laughable

by Ali Gharib It is everyone’s right to present themselves as The Great Moral Arbiter. And the rest of us are within our rights to laugh at them. That’s what first came to mind after I finished reading Leon Wieseltier‘s… Continue Reading  

Leon Wieseltier Rewrites the Very Recent Past in Ukraine

by Derek Davison This Monday marked the end of a five-day conference (May 15-19) in Kiev, called “Ukraine: Thinking Together,” organized by The New Republic and specifically its literary editor, Leon Wieseltier. The conference press release promised that “an international group… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 1, 2010: The Washington Post: Jennifer Rubin, in her first day on the job blogging on her new Right Turn blog, interviews former UN ambassador  and current American Enterprise Institute fellow John… Continue Reading  

Wash Times Soft Pedals Gates’s Antiwar Message

The Washington Times story on Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’s talk on Tuesday is missing a little something. Specifically, the Times omits any mention of his assessment of the unsavory outcomes of a U.S. military attack on Iran. Here’s the Times report,… Continue Reading  

Jewish Journal: Jeffrey Goldberg “Maintains the Dignity” of Pre-Iraq War Reporting

Jewish Journal’s Danielle Berrin’s profile of Jeffrey Goldberg is well worth a read for those who want to do a little armchair psychology on Goldberg. It provides no shortage of material for analyzing his views with nuggets like this: Both of his… Continue Reading