Month: November 2022

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In the House that Bibi Built

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In the House that Bibi Built Now that Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to return to the prime minister’s residence, the miscalculations of the fractious bloc that momentarily displaced him appear in stark relief. Over the course of five elections since […]

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The Melancholy of Anatomy

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The Melancholy of Anatomy Reviewed: Frederik Ruysch and His Thesaurus Anatomicus: A Morbid Guide edited by Joanna Ebenstein MIT Press, 253 pp., $34.95 Almost every day between 1703 and 1730, Frederik Ruysch’s home at Bloemgracht 15, a narrow, four-story townhouse […]

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#FreeAlaa

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#FreeAlaa I want to believe that everyone knows the facts of this story by now. Alaa Abd el-Fattah, forty years old, British-Egyptian dual national, computer programmer, human rights advocate, and father to a ten-year-old. Currently languishing in an Egyptian prison, […]