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Anti-Lachrymose Jewish History = A Lachrymose Theological & Reactionary Object (Salo Baron)

Jewish Studies and the study of Jewish History in America begin to show their age. The older they get the weirder they look in retrospect.  Told as an origin story, one of the great founding moments of the discipline in … Continue reading

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Historical FiCtion at the Movies (Profits & Catharsis)

Art reflects its own domain, but has a duty not to make things up, at least not out of whole cloth, like this idea, which seems not to be true, that “enhanced interrogation techniques” helped bag Osama bin Laden. A … Continue reading

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