Tag Archives: WBG

Economic Sanctions

Economic sanctions can be a political tool to punish and hopefully stop or deter bad behavior by another country, group, firm, or individual. However, sanctions are rarely effective, often hurting the wrong people. Robert Pape’s examination of past sanctions on … Continue reading

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A well balanced comment on the role of Culture in the wealth of nations

Richard Cohen provides an excellent and balanced discussion of the importance of culture, in today’s Washington Post: “For Israelis and Palestinians: a difference beyond question”

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The Invented Palestinians

Five years after a previous visit to Israel and the West Bank and Gaza (or the OPT—Occupied Palestinian Territory—as the UN and the Palestinians call it), I am once again residing in the charming American Colony Hotel. As on my … Continue reading

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Leaving Israel, August 11, 2006

This is the re-posting of an earlier note: Hi from Home Sorry for two notes so close together, but travel conditions today warrant an update after British authorities arrested 24 terrorists who planned to blow up 10 planes over the … Continue reading

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