Chronicles Magazine October 1996

Shame and Science

A sex tour of Italy was the last thing I had on my mind when I decided to take two children along with me on a recent lecture tour, but each trip I take seems to construct itself thematically like an overwritten modern novel in which every scene...

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    The Fixer

    The title gives the game away: David Owen, a failed British politician who was for three crucial years (1992-95) Europe's chief negotiator on the issue of the former Yugoslavia, seeks to cast himself as a Homerian hero.

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    Haters and Self-Haters

    Eloquent and courageous, Edward Alexander takes the theme of anti-Israelism and anti-Zionism and transforms a mere topical debate into profound reflections on the meanings of self-hatred and bigotry; on Jews' hatred of themselves and on Gentile...

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    Habla Therapy?

    Instruction #1: "Gather the following materials: a pair of scissors, paste or glue to use on paper, and a piece of construction paper, lightweight cardboard, or a plain piece of paper (in that order or preference) at least 8" x 10" and no larger...

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    One in Ten: A Gay Mythology

    Gay issues are likely to remain central to social and political debate in this country for many years to come, whether in the form of gay rights referenda, gay service in the military, school curricula, or the adoption of children by homosexual...

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