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Weekly Roundup - 6/20/22

This week: Now online from the Soviet Issue, Rotem Rozental discusses the post-Soviet realist paintings of Zoya Cherkassky-Nnadi. Plus, a short story from the early 20th century Yiddish writer Wolf Wieviorka, translated by Sarah Biskowitz.

From the newsletter, Peter Beinart explains how Germany has used the legacy of the Holocaust to justify cracking down on Palestine activism, and Elisheva Goldberg reports on how Knesset infighting has briefly exposed the dual legal system of the occupied territories. And in the latest episode of our staff podcast, On the Nose, David Klion speaks with history podcaster Mike Duncan, the creator of Revolutions, about why no revolution seems to be forthcoming in the present-day United States.

Post-Soviet Realism
Zoya Cherkassky-Nnadi’s oeuvre looks frankly at the immigrant experience.
Rotem Rozental
An Artist’s Revenge

“Scowling, he grumbled to himself: It’s no wonder the rich view artists as their pawns, and art as their plaything . . . No one makes real art anymore!

Wolf Wieviorka
The Hijacking of Atonement
In Germany, the legacy of the Holocaust is used to silence critics of Israel.
Peter Beinart
The Knesset Pulls Back the Curtain on the Occupation
Thanks to political infighting, regulations allowing West Bank settlers to enjoy the rights of Israeli citizenship are on the verge of expiring.
Elisheva Goldberg
The French Revolution. The Storming of the Bastille by Jean-Pierre Houël, watercolor, 1789
The Age of No Revolutions

In the latest episode of On the Nose, David Klion speaks with Revolutions podcaster Mike Duncan about what it would take to see a real revolution in the present-day United States.