Category Archives: Media

Social Media and Radical Freedom of Speech

The Internet and its functionalities, like email and the World Wide Web, were created by academic researchers. Although the military paid for a lot of it, there was little attention paid to security and none at all to control of … Continue reading

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Statues, Slavery, and the NY Times

Irony may be dead in America, but if any were left alive, this would count. Consider the work of Vincenzo Miserendino (1875-1943). An Italian-American sculptor, he created statues and busts of famous Americans and other notables, including several of Theodore … Continue reading

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How “Wokeness” is Wrecking Journalism

Yesterday I got into an argument on Facebook: does this article in the NY Times reporting on the speech Donald Trump made at Mt. Rushmore constitute good journalism? I noted that the writer, Annie Karni, used pejorative language – she … Continue reading

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Jews and Evangelicals: it’s Complicated

I have lived a large part of my life outside the Jewish bubble. I have known many Evangelical Christians, and some of them have been good friends. So I wasn’t surprised to hear about “God TV” and its attempt – … Continue reading

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Batya Ungar-Sargon Meets Amon Göth

Batya Ungar-Sargon, Opinion Editor of the Forward, is shocked, hurt, and very angry after coming face to face with antisemitism at Bard College. Invited to participate in several panels, she was informed that one of them – on  “Racism and … Continue reading

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