Publications in 2006

William Styron, an appreciation

Published on November 9, 2006

Bill Styron died last week at the age of 81.

The author of the "Confessions of Nat Turner" and "Sophie's Choice" was indisputably a great writer, a writer's writer. His words were carefully, painstakingly chosen and anyone who loved the English language enjoyed the pure craftsmanship of Styron.

Books: Kristallnacht’s memory revealed and recovered

Published on November 2, 2006

Kristallnacht marked the end of Jewish life in Germany; a pivotal turning point in what later became known as the Holocaust. A generation is passing, but it is a generation that has left behind voluminous records, testimonies and memoirs, video recordings and diaries, letters and notes.

Painful Lessons Emerge From War in Lebanon

Published on August 10, 2006

We could have been in the fifth year of an independent Palestinian state if Yasser Arafat had been willing to make a deal with Bill Clinton and Ehud Barak; instead we are we where we are.

New U.S. Stamps Honor Friends of Jews, Israel

Published on July 6, 2006

On May 30, the United States Postal Service issued a series of new stamps honoring six career State Department diplomats who earned the gratitude of this nation for taking "risks to advance humanitarianism...[and] peace," even if their actions put themselves "in harm's way."