The Anti-Israel Lobby

Let’s face it: there are two Israel lobbies. The first is represented by those who support Israel, the second by those who oppose it. They are mirror images of each other. Every time one side publishes a book, there is another waiting in the wings to discredit it. Every time one takes the side of Israel, … More The Anti-Israel Lobby

Ahmadinejad’s Double Face

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is being received with open arms at Columbia University in New York City, that bastion of transcultural dialogue. “Columbia’s Dean John H. Coatsworth, in the name of defending the university’s invitation to Ahmadinejad, told Fox News that the institute would have invited Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler to appear before students had … More Ahmadinejad’s Double Face

Cento Chiodi Redux

The worst Italian film of the year, or perhaps the worst film of any year, is arguably Ermanno Olmi’s Cento Chiodi. Briefly, it is the story of a fed-up philosophy professor at the University of Bologna who decides to nail one hundred holy books to the floor using large spikes reminiscent of–what else?–Jesus’ crucifixion. One … More Cento Chiodi Redux

Il grillo parlante…

Ho trovato un po’ meschina la polemichetta giornalistica sulle intenzioni nascoste di Beppe Grillo di candidarsi alle elezioni europee. Per due motivi. Primo. Manca completamente di analisi del fenomeno di mobilitazione civile sollevato dal Vaffanculo Day. Secondo. Forse non e’ meno deplorevole che tutte, dico tutte, le campagne politiche elettorali, le leggi, i regolamenti, i … More Il grillo parlante…

Summer ends…

Summer ends…and we start hoping the next will come soon… intanto giochiamo con le foto e i video che ci ricordano il sole, il mare, la bellezza dell’ozio estivo! E mentre facciamo ordine tra i rimasugli di allegria, la mente corre al “programma” autunnale fitto di buoni propositi e accompagnato dalla speranza che almeno una … More Summer ends…