September 12: Alfred A. Knopf

Alfred Abraham Knopf, Sr. the founder of one of America’s most prestigious publishing houses, was born in New York on this date in 1892. He is said to have been the first Jew to work at Doubleday in 1912, and by 1915 he and his wife-to-be Blanche launched their own publishing house, which produced handsome, […]

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O My America: Here’s What You Do

By Lawrence Bush Here’s what you do: You don’t bomb Syria. You place its chemical weapons under international control and destroy them. You give Putin a Nobel Peace Prize. You open dialogue with the new leadership in Iran about mutual respect and their nuclear program. (You might begin by flashing a peace sign and offering […]

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