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Brexit Reflects EU's Failure To Create A European Identity - And Israel Should Take Heed

Carlo Strenger | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Carlo Strenger

And indeed I think that Israel's lack of vision is already creating the analogue of Brexit: As Peter Beinart has been arguing for years, the younger generation of American Jews, who are overwhelmingly liberal and cosmopolitan in outlook, are progressively disengaging from an Israel, with which they cannot identify, and whose values they do not share.

Just Me and Mona -- Alone with Great Art

Rick Steves | Posted 12.08.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

In Italy, I've been all alone in a room full of Botticelli paintings, with Bernini's "Apollo Chasing Daphne", with Leonardo's "Last Supper", and with two masterful Davids: Donatello's and Michelangelo's. Each experience was a kind of artistic climax, leaving me craving a cigarette.

The 5 Most European Cities Not In Europe

Thrillist | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel

If you can't bear the thought of tiny portions, drinks without ice, and soccer -- or you're just a weirdo who hates Europe -- but you secretly dig the general Euro vibe, here's a list of the world's most European-feeling places... that aren't in Europe.

Macabre Adventures In Denmark

Posted 03.16.2012 | Arts

Keeping company in the art world doesn't only lead to a nice leisurely lunch, it leads to whole movements; think of Braque and Picasso, or Rembrandt a...

Notes of an Ex-Pat 1: View From the Bridge

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

From my window I see sheets of ice floating down the Danube. It's mid-winter, and I am finally here in Budapest. Last week I went with a Hungarian law...

Tony Judt's Testimony on his Jewishness

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

Tony Judt has been called a self-hating Jew by some of his critics. In reality he was proud to continue the Jewish tradition of irreverent, independen...

The Big Muslim Problem

The New York Review of Books | Malise Ruthven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Malise Ruthven The New York Review of Books "Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West" by Christopher Caldwell Doubl...

Altered States

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shana Ting Lipton

As a dual European/American citizen, it's not that I want Europe to make mince meat of the U.S. I'm just suggesting that we take this opportunity -- this coffee break -- to reframe and get a little perspective.