Terrible Plane Crash in Libya, Dutch Boy Sole Surviver


A terrible accident (or so it appears) happened in Libya earlier today: a plane, with 104 people on board, crashed when it tried to land. 103 people died. The sole surviver was a ten year old Dutch boy. It seems likely that at least one of his parents died in the crash, possibly both. He [...]

Capitalism and the Jews – New York Times Book Review


The question of why so many Jews have been so good at making money is a touchy one. For hundreds of years, it has been fraught with suspicion, denial, resentment, guilt, self-hatred and violence. No wonder Jews and gentiles alike are so uncomfortable confronting Jewish capitalistic competence. Still, in his slim essay collection “Capitalism and […]

Tiger: As Cold As Ice


In an essay on Rush Limbaugh I stated,
“I like my coffee black and my NFL football straight.”
This was a send up on Joe Namath’s quip “I like my women blond and my Johnny Walker Red.” I almost never care or want to know anything about an athlete’s personal life, political opinions, [...]

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