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A King in Israel

From the May 2010 Print Edition

Israel is a Jewish state but has not succeeded in defining just what that means in a national constitution. Although the 1948 Declaration of Independence called for the enactment of a constitution within months of the state’s inception, nothing has been achieved beyond a fragmentary “Basic . . . . Continue Reading »

Heidegger’s Tragedy

From the April 2010 Print Edition

Heidegger: The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy in Light of the Unpublished Seminars of 1933“1935 by Emmanuel Faye Yale, 464 pages, $40 If Martin Heidegger is an unimportant philosopher, then the fact that he was a Nazi is no special catastrophe. Germany was full of second-rate thinkers . . . . Continue Reading »