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Film & Politics

“I’m Crazy, but I’m Normal”: The Banality of Baruch Marzel

Arendt was accused of diminishing Eichmann’s evil by claiming it was banal. But maybe the reverse is true. Maybe the banality of evil is actually the most dangerous kind.
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Israel/Palestine

City on a Hilltop reviewed by Yehuda Magid & response from Sara Yael Hirschhorn

This is Yehuda Magid’s review of the important book by Sara Yael Hirschhorn and below a response from Hirschhorn: City on Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement Harvard University Press, 2017, pp. 350 Yehuda Magid, PhD Candidate, Dept. …
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Spirituality

Beyond McMindfulness

Rather than applying mindfulness as a means to awaken individuals and organizations from the unwholesome roots of greed, ill will and delusion, it is usually being refashioned into a banal, therapeutic, self-help technique that can actually reinforce those roots.
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US Politics

America’s Wars by Tom Engelhardt

Editor’s note: Below, another analysis of America’s wars from our media ally TomDispatch.com. As you know, the way to overcome all this is not only to protest against this militarism, but to convince the Left that it needs to promote …
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Environment

The Invisible Monster of Climate Change

  Editor’s note: Tikkun’s media ally TomDispatch.com has produced another valuable analysis, this time in the form of a dystopian forecast of what might be coming by 2050. Below is how its editor Tom Engelhardt introduces this scary yet sadly …
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Fiction

Review of THE FIX by Sharon Leder

The drugs were part of, maybe the essence of, cool. They fused with the jazz, the smoky dark interiors, the nodding knowingness of a beckoning life.
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US Politics

Uri Avnery and Adam Keller–Report from the Israeli Peace Movement Gush Shalom

In this article, originally published on Gush Shalom, Uri Avnery begins to move closer to our worldview–that peace can better be secured through generosity of spirit than through military domination. That’s why we advocate in the U.S. for a Global …
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US Politics

Immigration Politics

https://mronline.org/2017/07/03/are-liberals-having-second-thoughts-about-immigration/ Are liberals having second thoughts about immigration? Posted Jul 03, 2017 by David L. Wilson Topics: Immigration , Inequality , Labor ,Media On June 20 The Atlantic posted an article by Peter Beinart claiming that the Democrats had “lost their way on immigration.” Beinart is a respected liberal centrist—of the …
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US Politics

Celebrating July 4th in the Trump Years

Celebrating July 4th in the Trump Years: Make it Inter-Dependence Day to Challenge the Ideology of Right Wing Ultra-Nationalism  by Rabbi Michael Lerner  editor Tikkun magazine A July 4th  “ Seder”  In past years, faced with July 4th celebrations that are …
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Fiction

The Empty Chair

After dinner his father would sit across the formica kitchen table and fire words at him. Bellicose, symbiosis, cartilaginous, revenant. The rule was, he did not have to go to bed until he got a word wrong.
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US Politics

Violence begets violence

We at Tikkun were glad to hear Senator Bernie Sanders unequivocally condemn the shooting by Bernie supporter, James Hodgkinson, who injured five Republicans, one of them a Congressman, who were part of the Republican Congressional group going to play a …
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Israel/Palestine

Wonder Woman, Radiohead, and BDS by Mark LeVine

Editor’s Note: Sadly, Tikkun does not have enough staff to be able to verify the claims made in our articles by various respected authors. Nor does Tikkun always agree with their political perspectives. Our aim is to foster vigorous discussion …
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War & Peace

Will the Neo-Cons’ Long War Ever End?

June 5, 2017   America’s Long War or Global War on Terror has taken some ugly turns as the West’s continued war-making in the Muslim world leads to new terrorism against Western targets, with no end in sight, explains Nicolas …
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US Politics

Down the Memory Hole: Living in Trump’s United States of Amnesia

Editor’s Note: Glad to share with you another article from our media ally TomDisptacht.com with an introduction from Tom. I can’t really say “enjoy” because the message is so disturbing!– Rabbi Michael Lerner In the first paragraphs of George Orwell’s …
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US Politics

The Psychopathology of the 2016 Election

IT’S NO SECRET that the past several decades have witnessed growing economic inequality and deepening economic insecurity for a very large section of working people both in the U.S. and other capitalist countries around the world. Yet what most analysts miss …
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