MSNBC Admits Anti-Israel Graphics Were ‘Wrong’

Admits broadcast was ‘factually wrong’

MSNBC has admitted that highly controversial graphics aired on the network that depicted Israel as stealing land from the Palestinians were “factually wrong” and that the broadcast would be corrected on Monday, according to a network spokesperson.

Sofi Oksanen, the Most Important Eastern European Novelist You’ve Never Heard Of

Review: Sofi Oksanen, ‘Purge’

As a child, Finnish-Estonian author Sofi Oksanen spent her summers visiting relatives on a collective farm in Soviet Estonia. Oksanen and her family would travel from Finland in secret, sidestepping Soviet laws. Each summer she would learn a bit more of Estonia’s code of euphemisms, which included phrases like ‘he went into the forest’ or ‘he was taken to Siberia.’

Kissinger in Full

Review: Niall Ferguson, ‘Kissinger, 1923:1968: The Idealist’

In the first part of a projected two-volume biography, Niall Ferguson challenges us to re-consider Henry Kissinger’s formative years. A Harvard professor, historian, and media personality, Ferguson is serving as Kissinger’s authorized biographer. Pushing back against the notion of Kissinger as a Machiavellian ultra-realist, Ferguson synthesizes tens of thousands of documents into 878 pages of narrative, supported by thousands of notes.

The Enemy Within

Review: Edward Alexander, ‘Jews Against Themselves’

In Deuteronomy, the people of Israel are told that their enemies will come from one direction but will flee in seven. Nowadays, something like the opposite seems to be true, with Israel’s enemies coming at her from many directions. One of these is from within. These internal enemies are the subject of Jews Against Themselves, a collection of 18 essays written over a span of 30 years by the scholar Edward Alexander. Alexander describes “the new forms taken by Jewish apostasy in an age when Jewish existence is threatened more starkly and immediately than at any time since the Nazi war against the Jews.” He notes that there are always readers astonished to learn that Israel-bashing Jews exist. But precisely these home-grown haters are the ones who “play a disproportionate role in blackening Israel’s image.”

NRA Says Clinton Comments Validate its Long-Held Skepticism

"The real goal of gun control supporters is gun confiscation. Hillary Clinton, echoing President Obama's recent remarks on the same issue, made that very clear.”

The National Rifle Association (NRA) said on Friday that Hillary Clinton's comments in support of an Australian-style mandatory gun buyback show that gun control proponents are interested in gun confiscation.