Monthly Archives: September 2006

Dosunmu’s African Game

My friend Andrew Dosunmu has done an extraordinary book of photographs of African football, capturing the almost subversive joy and exuberance it brings to the global game, and its place in the urban African social fabric. “For me, it was … Continue reading

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A Whiff of Sulfur…

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez may be an authoritarian-populist demagogue (Winnie rather than Nelson Mandela) who embarrasses more serious Latin American leftists, but he clearly has had the foresight to hire a comedy writer. That much was apparent in his UN … Continue reading

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Children of a Lesser God?

Birth pangs of a New Middle East? Imagine, on September 12 2001, Condoleezza Rice had jetted in to town to tell New Yorkers that the smoldering ruins of the World Trade Center and the two thousand lives lost there represented … Continue reading

Posted in A Wondering Jew, Situation Report | 65 Comments