Successful "Negotiation" of Israel/Palestine Peace. Something
has to change if there is to be any serious movement toward
peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. If there is no
such movement, we can expect yet another generation of hatred,
intransigence, slaughter of the innocents. So here's one
dramatic scenario for how peace might be obtained.
Mideast Peace Still Possible?: An American Jew's Open Letter to
Hanan Ashwari. Since Israeli and Palestinian
leadership is so locked into unyielding, bellicose positions,
maybe it's time for peace to percolate up from the grassroots.
Here, Bernard Weiner pours out his heart to Hanan Ashwari, a
dynamic spokeswoman for the PLO, about the chances for Mideast
peace and ideas for how to get there. (First published in
Toward Oblivion: A Letter to my Friends in Russia.
Recent tensions between the United States and
Russia portend a renewal of the
Cold War. However, this is no time for despair. Rather it is a
time for a renewed determination of men and women of good will on both sides
to resist this drift toward confrontation, and to strive to restore the
brief moment of friendship, respect and mutual cooperation that we
experienced scarcely a decade ago.
Russia: An Appreciation. "Russia
bashing," a favorite pastime of media and politicians a
generation ago, is back in style. The consequences
could be deadly. Here is an antidote, based upon
common historical knowledge and on personal experience.
Thinking Like a Russian. The rule is as old as
human war and conflict: If you are to prevail, you must know
the mind of your adversary. Accordingly, if the current
conflict with Russia over Ukraine and Crimea is to end
peacefully, both sides must diligently strive to understand
the minds and motivations of their opponents.
Conscience of a Progressive.
A Book in Progress
Replies to Ernest Partridge's "Letter to My Friends in Russia."
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