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  • The Uglification of Children Is a Sign of Something Sinister

    The Uglification of Children Is a Sign of Something Sinister1

    I saw a teenaged girl at the store recently. She was hardly recognisable as a teenaged girl because of the extreme facial piercings, the Halloween-inspired make-up, the outlandish hairdo, and the dark and foreboding clothes. She looked truly frightening. Several days ago, I saw a different teenaged girl walking home from the bus stop. She

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  • Something Rotten in Denmark: Israel, ‘Hamlet,’ and the Current Crisis

    Something Rotten in Denmark: Israel, ‘Hamlet,’ and the Current Crisis13

    As someone with a background in foreign affairs and English literature, I realized recently that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the Hamlet of territorial disputes. While Hamlet is often considered the exemplar of Shakespeare’s corpus, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is often regarded as the exemplar of land disputes. Like Hamlet, the conflict has garnered much attention over the

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  • Falling in Love Across the Political Divide

    Falling in Love Across the Political Divide6

    Growing up in a conservative family in California, I was used to being the odd one out. But that didn’t calm my nerves when the beautiful woman I’d asked to dinner started questioning my beliefs. “So, you’re pretty much a conservative,” she said, eyebrows raised in surprise. “Does that extend to abortion?” I got a

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