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Peter C. Herman

Alice Walker and the Jews, Again

Precisely why is something of a mystery. None of her subsequent novels achieved anywhere near the success of “The Color Purple.” Unlike, say, Toni Morrison, Walker cannot point to a substantial body of work to justify her reputation. Nonetheless, she remains a popular figure on the lecture circuit, and a selection of her journals has just been published to considerable acclaim. 

Hamas vs. Israel: Who Won?

From a conventional military standpoint, there is no question: Israel won, hands down. But from another standpoint—terrorism—Hamas’s campaign was brilliantly successful.


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