Weidenfeld: Better, Braver than Those Seeking to Lead/Rule

I don't know about you, but I'm looking at the people who want to "lead" or "rule" us and stride the halls of power, and I am alternately underwhelmed or absolutely repulsed. If our choices land between overly-cautious, robotic professional politicians who haven't the gumption to say a single word with real meaning, less they be held accountable to it (hellloooo, Mrs. Clinton!), or demagogues and scallywags -- and schlemiels so earnest that they can't see they have no chance -- I'm preparing to … [Read more...]

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“What was Auschwitz?” “I don’t know…”

No rant here, just clear demonstration of our terrifying ignorance and disconnection from our recent past:Questioner: What was the Holocaust? American College Student: Um...I'm on the spot.Questioner: Which country was Adolf Hitler the leader of? American College Student: I think it's Amsterdam?Questioner: What was Auschwitz? American College Student: I don't know.Questioner: What were the Nuremburg Trials? American College Student: I don't know.Questioner: How many Jews … [Read more...]

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