Entries from November 2009

A Thanksgiving Day discussion of the word “Spic”. Should it be used?

Published on November 26th, 2009 by Malachi

I found an entry on Facebook about an hour ago, from a friend and poet Marguerite Maria Rivas: it went something like this: “This is an article well worth reading, a response to El Museo del Barrio’s use of the word in their recent poetry presentation, “Spic up and Speak out” [] So –I looked […]

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“Some of my best friends are…..what?”: New book just out, “The Invention of the Jewish People” by Prof. Shlomo Sand of Tel Aviv U.

Published on November 25th, 2009 by Malachi

There was an interesting piece in the NYTimes Tuesday about a new book, “The Invention of the Jewish People”, by Professor Shlomo Sand of Tel Aviv University. It’s been a best-seller in Hebrew in Israel for the last several months, and now just published here. (I think I got the title right.) [] The NYT […]

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Berlin, the day The Wall came down: My Letter from Germany.

Published on November 10th, 2009 by Malachi

As mentioned, I am republishing a letter I wrote about The Berlin Wall coming down, twenty years ago. I may annotate it in one or two places, but –it pretty much explains itself. [] Back then, I used to send out an End-of-Year letter to all my Stone Street Press customers. I hope you enjoy […]

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