April 2013 Archive

Abraham Foxman

Letter from Abraham Foxman

From Eugene Schulman: Sir,I must take exception to the letter from Abraham Foxman, "The Warsaw ghetto uprising and Israel"...


The Boston Bombers: Unpacking the Terrorist Threat

By Daniel Warner: The recent bombings in Boston have unleashed a torrent of commentaries. While investigations are ongoing concerning the backgrounds of the suspects with no ...

Reinhart and Rogoff

Reinhart and Rogoff Are Not Being Straight

By Dean Baker: Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff, used their second NYT column in a week, to complain about how they are being treated.

Thomas Friedman

Thomas Friedman Again Demonstrates the Skills Shortage for NYT Pundits

By Dean Baker: The NYT has difficulty finding pundits who can write knowledgeably about economics. Thomas Friedman made this point...


Reichstag Smoke and Mirrors in Boston

By Matthew Stevenson: Although the facts from the ground in Massachusetts suggest that the bombs were set off in the spirit of anarchic violence—as explosives have ...

European Financial Stability

The Eurocrats’ Response

By Costas Panayotakis: The disastrous handling of the current crisis by the European political and economic elites explains why Europe’s attempt to recover from the crisis ...


The Good, the Bad, and the Benevolent Interventionist: U.S. Press and Intellectual Distortions of the Latin American Left

By Kevin Young: U.S. journalists and commentators have helped popularize the image of two distinct Latin American lefts...

The David Stott Bldg. on Griswold Street, Detroit.
Just one block south of Hudson's Department Store.

Remaking Motor City

From Eugene Schulman: Regarding David Segal's article NYT, 14 April, 2013 article "A Missionary's Quest to Remake Motor City," I certainly wish Dan Gilbert well. But I think he is going about refurbishing Detroit in the wrong way.

Nicols Maduro Ven

Condemned in Advance: The Times Paints a Bleak Picture of Venezuela’s Future

By Jason Hirthler: If you went to The New York Times for even-handed coverage of the Venezuelan election this past Sunday, you were out of luck.

Matthew Goldstein

The CUNY Chancellor and His Standards

By Costas Panayotakis: On April 13, Ariel Kaminer’s “Longtime CUNY Chancellor to Step Down After Pushing Higher Standards” reported on Matthew Goldstein’s decision to step down as chancellor of the City University of New York...

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