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Ahmed Chalabi, a Highly Skilled Manipulator Who Dreamed of the Jews Moving Back to Baghdad, Dies at 71

The showman’s method of seduction was to awaken in his interlocutors a sense that they had been raised to a level of rare brilliance that even they didn’t know they had in them

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What Jewish Law Says About Lying

Brian Williams’ lies were damaging and misleading. But can he repent?

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What David Petraeus Can Teach Us About Gaza

Applying U.S. lessons of counterinsurgency to the current crisis in Gaza

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Errol Morris Talked to Rumsfeld for 33 Hours. All He Got Was ‘The Unknown Known.’

The new documentary fails to elicit answers to the most important, and still unresolved, questions about the Iraq War

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Iraqi Jewish Treasures Displayed in D.C. Before Being Shipped Back to … Iraq

In the chaos of the 2003 war, remnants of a once-thriving Jewish past were saved (or stolen?) by America. Where do they belong?

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John Kerry’s Silly Play

The secretary of state prattles about imaginary treaties while the Arab world is engulfed by a Sunni-Shia civil war

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Jonathan Chait on the Iraq War

Looking back on the arguments and the outcome

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Lightning Rod

Admired or reviled—but never ignored—how has Peter Beinart created a firestorm with well-worn ideas about Israel and American Jews?

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Arguing the World

In his last book, the late intellectual Tony Judt is sharp as ever—offering biting comments about American Jews, Israel, and his ex-wives

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No Escape

The American Jewish response to Sept. 11 interprets—but doesn’t explain—the anti-Semitism, trauma, and mourning that still linger after the attacks

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