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AUGUST 9, 2010
BY JONATHAN CHAIT
-- Jonathan Cohn (aka Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf) asks: "are public sector employees the new welfare queens?"
-- Rick Hertzberg takes on the opponents of the Ground Zero mosque.
-- Andrew Sullivan responds to Ross Douthat's column on straight vs. gay monogamy.
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...and Tony Judt died. Not worth mentioning at TNR, I guess.
August 9, 2010 at 9:48pm
Wow, that is weird. I came to post about Tony Judt here and I see that you beat me to it, bhun. I didn't want to post on the Saturday thread because there were already a lot of comments there and mine would have been buried. I meant to do so earlier today but I forgot until now. Let us have a moment of silence; a great and good and courageous man has died, and a first-rate historian. It was quite illiberal of TNR to remove him from the masthead after his 2003 article in The New York Review of Books on the Israel-Palestinian imbroglio. Mind you, I think that Mr. Judt's one-state solution is totally untenable and he was further to the left than me with his social democratic views but that is the stuff of conversation and debate, not of ostracization. Mr. Judt's book on Leon Blum, Albert Camus, and Raymond Aron is wonderful. His mini-memoirist pieces in the NYRB were almost beyond belief, they were so well done. RIP, Mr. Tony Judt and my condolences to his widow, Jennifer Homans, who used to dance here in Seattle, and who is one of our own, as TNR's dance critic; condolences also to their two sons.
- liberal reformer
August 9, 2010 at 11:42pm
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