Toy Story – American Ambivalence

Two contradictory sets of values coexist in the film Continue Reading →

The Paradox of Liberalism

The Paradox of Liberalism

Immigrants coming to Europe unearth the paradoxical nature of liberalism Continue Reading →


When Facing God – Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen on religious experience facing death Continue Reading →

An (almost) Naked Cinderella

An (almost) Naked Cinderella

A fourteen year old Israeli model and Dior Continue Reading →


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The Six-Day War – East and West

Eli Amir explores the Six Day War and ethnic relations in Israel Continue Reading →

Le Chant des Partisans

A Song of Misery and Hope

Le Chant des Partisans was the symbol of anti-Nazi France Continue Reading →

The Master and Margarita

Stalin and the Devil – The Master and Margarita

In The Master and Margarita Bulgakov presents his criticism of Stalin’s regime. Continue Reading →

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Germany and the Germans

Thomas Mann, in an address delivered at the Library of Congress in 1945, presented his historical interpretation of Nazism. Continue Reading →

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Arc de Triomphe: Israel and the Holocaust Trauma

What do young Israelis feel when they are in Auschwitz? Continue Reading →