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The Birth of Civil Disobedience

January 17, 2021

On the slopes of Mount Carmel in Haifa, a Mediterranean port city in Israel’s Galilee, are my two favorite street names. They are Shifra St. and Puah St., and they intersect in a residential neighborhood not far from the Baha’i Shrine and its famous terraced gardens. Shifra and Puah are two minor figures in the […]

Indecent Cops, Indecent Rioters

June 4, 2020

“THERE ARE two races of men in this world,” wrote the psychoanalyst Viktor Frankl in Man’s Search for Meaning , the profoundly influential book he published about his experiences in the Nazi concentration camps. “Only these two — the ‘race’ of the decent man and the ‘race’ of the indecent man. Both are found everywhere; they penetrate […]

One Man vs. the Tanks

June 4, 2019

Thirty years ago, on June 4, 1989, the Communist dictators of China slaughtered thousands of unarmed protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Like the assassination of President Kennedy and the attacks of 9/11, the Tiananmen Square massacre is one of those indelible horrors that no one forgets. If you were old enough to follow what was […]