Radio Silence is full of great writers chronicling musically-induced epiphanies and musicians recounting ecstasies bred by verse and prose. Fans of both will feel giddy at this blurring of the lines between artist and audience.
David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker, is arguably the most influential Jewish American journalist. Over the years, he has written about Israel with some regularity -- but it's all changing for two reasons.
Given the disclosures that appear in Bob Woodward's Obama's Wars, the administration's highly selective approach to leaking and the treatment of Bradley Manning leaves little doubt that Manning is a political prisoner.
"We want our country back," was criticized as a secretly coded response to the election of the first black president. Yet the same phrase was, as politicos may recall, a popular slogan among liberals after Bush's election.