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Media failures in Haiti coverage

CNN’s star anchor Anderson Cooper narrates a chaotic street scene in Port-au-Prince. A boy is struck in the head by a rock thrown by a looter from a roof. Cooper helps him to the side of the road, and then realizes the boy is disoriented and unable to get away. Laying down his digital camera (but still being filmed by another CNN camera), Cooper picks up the boy and lifts him over a barricade to safety, we hope.

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Netanyahu, Hegel and the Jewish Spirit

Spirit does not toss itself about in the external play of chance occurrences; on the contrary, it is that which determines history absolutely, and it stands firm against the chance occurrences which it dominates and exploits for its own purpose”. (Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel 1770 – 1831)

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Two tragedies on Obama's lap

US needs economic enlightenment, not economic “recovery”

We, Americans, not unlike other materialistic societies inhabiting this earth, have for the most part a very narrow focus on the problems we face and an even narrower one on the problems that might sprout beyond our frontiers.  A few tears will be shed this week by those more compassionate in our society for the horrendous catastrophe befallen Haiti, but  rest assured that life will continue on, the major issue of concern in our lives remaining at center stage, and that happens to be: the dismal state of our economy.

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