August 22, 2007
Acknowledging the uproar caused by its actions, the Anti-Defamation League has changed course, issuing a statement that the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 "were indeed tantamount to genocide." Now that ADL has seen the light on this issue, the next question concerns its unwillingness to endorse a resolution in Congress that acknowledges the Armenian genocide and calls for "sensitivity" in American foreign policy to the issues raised by it. Local Armenian Americans in Boston will not let up their pressure on the ADL until it supports the resolution, which it has not done.
August 19, 2007
Bostonians are watching with a certain morbid fascination a new controversy involving Abe Foxman and the Anti-Defamation League that has nothing to do with Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer or Tony Judt.
October 23, 2006
'I am now in a catastrophic personal situation. Several death threats have been sent to me. … On the websites condemning me there is a map showing how to get to my house to kill me, they have my photo, the places where I work, the telephone numbers, and the death warrant. … There is no safe place for me, I have to beg two nights here, two nights there. … I must cancel all scheduled events. The authorities urge me to keep moving." In the wake of an outrageous attempt to punish him for the views that he fearlessly writes and speaks, these desperate words were written last week by Tony Judt.
By the Horns
October 16, 2006
THIS TIME, THE Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has gone too far.
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Robert Brustein On Theater: Combating Amnesia
July 01, 1985
The Marriage of Bette and Booby Christopher Durang Miss Universal Happinessby Richard Foreman During his brief sojourn in the Sunday pages of The New York Times, the English drama critic Benedict Nightingale indicted a central strain of current American drama as "diaper plays," by which he meant works that ignored the urgencies of the political and social world, focusing instead on a surrogate hero's problems with his parents.