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Crowds, Conventions and the Slow Death Of Individualism in America

16 Tishri 5769 – October 15, 2008
My dear readers, let's look for a few moments behind the news. As we may readily learn from the philosophers, every sham can have a patina.

The Terror Outside And The Terror Within

5 Adar II 5768 – March 12, 2008
My readers in The Jewish Press are accustomed to reading my articles on timely strategic and jurisprudential issues. For the most part, these columns have explored various dangers of terrorism, war and genocide. But sometimes we are imperiled by a very different sort of terror. There is, of course, the "usual" threat of terror violence (the terror "outside"), but there is also a serious specter of interior terror that arises from our willful abandonment of individuality (the terror "within").

Suffocating In Mass Society: The Bloodless Death Of Individual Dignity In America (First of...

7 Tishri 5765 – September 22, 2004
Ravaged by excess - of consumption and commodities rather than of understanding - America now lives anxiously in crowds. This is naturally pleasing to politicians of all persuasions, for whom herding the people together where they cannot think is always "good."

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