The Blogs

Deep dives into critical issues
Phyllis Chesler, PhD

Phyllis Chesler, PhD

STAYING OR LEAVING: IT IS A MATTER OF LIFE OR DEATH

2022-11-09T20:10:49-05:00October 30, 2022|

Why didn’t Sigmund Freud leave Vienna any sooner? He, who pioneered and/or popularized the idea that humanity was ruled by a capacity for love (eros) and an equal capacity for aggression, cruelty, murder, even genocide (thanatos); he, who knew what had been happening to his Jewish colleagues in [...]

Rachelle Peterson

Rachelle Peterson

THE RETURN OF CONFUCIUS INSTITUTES

2022-11-09T20:10:10-05:00October 1, 2022|

Confucius Institutes – central nodes in China’s soft power campaign – have almost disappeared from the West. There are 16 in the United States, down from 118. Sweden has eradicated Confucius Institutes. Germany has been trying to do the same, as are conservatives in the U.K. Australia cracked [...]

Peter Wood

Peter Wood

America Enraged

2022-08-25T10:29:19-05:00August 28, 2022|

A University of California Davis researcher, Garen J. Wintemute, recently announced that a survey of 8,620 Americans found that slightly more than half agreed that “in the next several years, there will be civil war in the United States.” It is an arresting claim, and one that made [...]

Yisrael Medad

Yisrael Medad

JABOTINSKY RESURGENT THE MAN, HIS THOUGHT, HIS LEGACY

2022-05-29T17:44:16-05:00May 31, 2022|

It would not be exaggerating to claim that the Zionist leader for whom the most city streets across Israel are named is Ze’ev (Vladimir) Jabotinsky, a fact that should astound anyone familiar with the conjectured perception of Jabotinsky as Zionism’s enfant terrible, a man who symbolized divisive contentiousness. [...]

Mark Tapson

Mark Tapson

Is the American Military Too Woke for War?

2022-03-30T10:58:29-05:00March 31, 2022|

If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for War. – George Washington During the January [...]

Dexter Van Zile

Dexter Van Zile

The Pinch Point is Upon Us

2022-03-01T23:25:24-05:00March 4, 2022|

I’ve been struggling to understand a troubling phenomenon manifesting itself in American public life. For the life of me, I haven’t been able to understand why many progressive Jews in America express shame over the actions of Israel, while so many young Arabs and Muslims in the United [...]

Naya Lekht, PhD

Naya Lekht, PhD

The Unleashing of the Red Roar: Awakening Racial Consciousness to Stir a Revolution

2022-01-30T16:16:52-05:00January 30, 2022|

Chance encounters generate perfect plot points. One does not have to look far to find these accidental points of contact in great works of literature: Pip’s childhood meeting with Magwitch, in a graveyard from Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations; Chekhov’s fondness for placing characters at dinner parties emphatically emblemized [...]

Yisrael Medad

Yisrael Medad

Thoughts on What Drives Anti-Zionists

2021-12-29T16:39:04-05:00December 30, 2021|

One hundred forty-two years after the first modern settlement of Jews in the Land of Israel was founded at Petah Tikvah (recollecting, of course, the Four Holy Cities of Jerusalem, Hebron, Tiberias and Tsfat to which Jews emigrated and dwelled for many hundreds of years); 124 years after [...]

Gabriel Noah Brahm

Gabriel Noah Brahm

Woman in Dark Times: Free as a Jew is a Memoir for Our Polarized Age

2021-11-30T15:28:52-05:00November 30, 2021|

Ruth Wisse is clearly a national treasure—that’s not in question—but of which nation? The subtitle of her important new book, Free as a Jew: a Personal Memoir of National Self-Liberation, insinuates the quandary. Only someone for whom public and private are deeply felt—and passionately lived—as conjoined, in profound, [...]

Go to Top