Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Worth a Read 23.2.11

  • Benny Morris reviews Ilan Pappe books. The opening lines more or less summarize the article "At best, Ilan Pappe must be one of the world’s sloppiest historians; at worst, one of the most dishonest. In truth, he probably merits a place somewhere between the two." (HT: Ruminations)
  • Ynet has an article(in Hebrew) by Avigdor Feldman, Israel's most famous criminal lawyer (And Katzav's defense attorney) attacks the court for ignoring the evidence in the Katzav case, and convicting Katzav despite there being more then reasonable doubt. 
  • Ha'aretz and Ynet both reported that at the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton the Jewish custom of breaking a glass at the end of the wedding would be observed. Sadly the whole story was a hoax created by the Jewish Chronicle for purim.  
  • Richard Posner on "What is a college degree really worth". 

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