Monthly Archives: October 2013

“Laying by time” Gives Diplomacy a Chance

by James M. Wall In the rural South of the 1930s, “laying by time” usually came, according to one writer, “when the last weed-hoeing was done, marking the start of a down-time until harvest”. It was also a time of anxiety as … Continue reading

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U.S. Jews Battle Over Blumenthal’s “Goliath”

by James M. Wall Max Blumenthal is a young Jewish American journalist whose father, Sidney Blumenthal, was a senior adviser to President Bill Clinton from August 1997 until January 2001. Preparing to write his latest book,  Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater … Continue reading

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Israel Hides Nukes Behind “Ambiguity” Wall

by James M. Wall This week’s Geneva nuclear table talks pit Iran against the Big Five Security Council members, plus Germany. Iran sits alone at the table, seeking release from its “sanctions jail” incarceration from its jailers, the Big Five … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan: “For the times they are a-changin”

by James M. Wall “For the times they are a-changin”, is a line from the third verse of Bob Dylan’s 1964 classic American protest hymn, released as the title track of Dylan’s 1964 album. In 1985, Dylan told Cameron Crowe, who … Continue reading

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Netanyahu and Obama Seek “The Truth”

by James M. Wall Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the United States this week, vowing to expose “the truth” about Iran. The exposure vow from Netanyahu was just the opening barrage in what is expected to be a … Continue reading

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