2015

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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War & Peace

Our Misguided “Wars of Choice”

Our misguided ‘wars of choice’Jeffrey D. SachsThere is one foreign policy goal that matters above all the others, and that is to keep the United States out of a new war, whether in Syria, North Korea, or elsewhere. In recent …
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Reviews

Picture This

The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film The Jewish Museum, New York September 25, 2015–February 7, 2016 National Tour: Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN; and Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands Review by Roslyn Bernstein …
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Fall 2015 Table of Contents

This quarterly issue of the magazine is available both online and in hard copy. The full online articles are only available to subscribers and NSP members — subscribe or join now to read the rest! You can also buy a …
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Readers Respond: Letters to the Editor, Fall 2015

A NOTE ON LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: We welcome your responses to our articles. Send your letters to the editor to letters@tikkun.org. Please remember, however, not to attribute to Tikkun views other than those expressed in our editorials. We email, …
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Culture

State Terrorism in the West

The United States and Terrorism: An Ironic Perspective Ron Hirschbein Rowman and Littlefield, 2015 This is a deeply insightful analysis of how self-destructive and dangerous to all humanity U.S. responses to and engagements with terrorism have been. For many decades, …
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Israel/Palestine

Israel’s Human Shields Defense: Shielding Israeli War Crimes

The Israeli-Palestinian confrontation has reached the phase where no one seems to care any longer about jus in bello (justice in the course of warfare), let alone reducing the levels of brutality. Restoring trust or fidelity between the belligerents seems …
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Israel/Palestine

Moving Beyond the One-State/Two-State Debate

The current Israeli government has no interest in any plausible version of a two-state solution. The current government also has no intention whatsoever of affirming equal citizenship of the Arab inhabitants of the West Bank within the overall Israeli control …
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Israel/Palestine

Escaping the Two-State Snare

The new Israeli government, a coalition of ultrareligious, fundamentalist, racist, and neoliberal ideologues and placeholders, ensures that settlements will continue to expand. The lives of Jerusalem Arabs, Negev Bedouin, and Area C Palestinian residents will be embittered and endangered by …
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Israel/Palestine

The Only Road to Sustainable Peace: Pluralistic Democracy

In medical genetics, the field in which I specialize, we believe the correct diagnosis is the best guarantee of selecting the right therapy and improving prognosis. I’d like to offer a diagnosis of the injustice in Palestine/Israel: the morass that …
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Israel/Palestine

Israel Can’t Have It Both Ways: Recognize Palestine or Grant Equal Rights

Ever since it became clear that the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, had failed to cajole the Israeli and Palestinian leaders into finally ending their conflict, the pressing question has been, what next? Now, with the Israeli prime minister …
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Israel/Palestine

We Need to Make Peace More Lucrative Than Occupation

As it now stands, Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories is lucrative rather than costly. No nation in possession of territory it seized from another has been known to give up that territory merely because of a change of heart. …
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Israel/Palestine

The Logic of Abandoning the Two-States Campaign

Bringing about the conditions needed for a durable two-state deal would necessitate currently unthinkable shifts in some long-standing assumptions held by Israeli Jews. A deal sufficiently durable to withstand post-agreement pressure from Palestinian dissidents would need to include three components: …
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Poetry

Dante’s Politics

The decorative mosaic adorning the ancient synagogue floor is innocent of its future. Good luck, it means to say, or   my swastika hands miming perpetual motion wish you everlasting peace and prosperity. And what coincidence   sends my son …
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Reviews

The Psyche in Psychedelic

Entheogens, Society & Law: Towards a Politics of Consciousness, Autonomy & Responsibility
by Daniel Waterman

Review by Stephen Mo Hanan
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