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Blacks and Jews Together

The massive March on Washington at which Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” took place on this date in 1963. Immediately before Dr. King took the podium, Rabbi Joachim Prinz, president of the American Jewish Congress, spoke to the 200,000 demonstrators as follows: “I speak to you as an […]

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From Job Loss to Guaranteed Basic Income

AUTOMATION AND THE POST-SCARCITY ECONOMY by Dusty Sklar From the Summer 2017 issue of Jewish Currents   THE IDEA of providing a universal basic income (UBI) to all families has begun to take root in the U.S. among both conservatives and liberals. For the former, it’s a way actually to shrink the welfare state by folding […]

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The First Woman Anchor

Dorothy Fuldheim, a journalist who interviewed both Hitler and Mussolini before World War II and was the first woman to anchor a television news broadcast, was born in Passaic, New Jersey on this date in 1893. Fuldheim began her career in radio as the first woman commentator on the WABC network. At age 54 she […]

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The Cold War, the CIA, and the Literati

by Dusty Sklar RIGHT AFTER World War II ended, another war started. It was a cultural Cold War against communism,  a mostly covert operation that paradoxically used our most eloquent exemplars of intellectual freedom, some wittingly, others unwittingly, as instruments of our government, and it was secretly paid for by the Central Intelligence Agency. Using […]

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OpEdge: Trump’s Lies about John Lewis

by Marc Jampole JOHN LEWIS said what a lot of us have been thinking: that Trump is not a legitimate president because of voter suppression laws in a handful of states that broke to Trump by micro-thin margins and decided the results of the Electoral College. The Georgia Congressional representative also implied that Trump delegitimizes […]

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August 22: Dorothy Parker

Writer and public wit Dorothy Parker was born in Long Branch, New Jersey on this date in 1893. She was the daughter of a Jewish father, whom she hated, and a Scottish Protestant mother, and she married (for the first time), she said, to escape her Jewish name (Rothschild) — yet the memorial garden dedicated […]

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The Uncivil Servant: History Books for Khanike

Our Resident Biblophile Recommends… Dark Mirror by Sara Lipton. Metropolitan Books, 2014, 390 pages. Hitler’s First Victims by Timothy W. Ryback. Alfred A. Knopf, 2014, 273 pages. The Nazis Next Door by Eric Lichtblau. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014, 266 pages. by Mitchell Abidor   WE START OUR GUIDE to Khanike book-buying in the Middle Ages […]

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