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A Spade to Dig With

From the November 2012 Print Edition

For a large part of the past school year, my daughter and her classmates went to school under police protection. The border patrolmen’s assault rifles juxtaposed with pigtailed girls and their Dora the Explorer backpacks no longer seem as jarring as they did last September. No, the police were . . . . Continue Reading »

Geeks with Guns

From the January 2011 Print Edition

The 188th Crybaby Brigade: A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago Fights Hezbollah by Joel Chasnoff Free Press, 288 pages, $25 In The 188th Crybaby Brigade , Joel Chasnoff recalls the year in the mid-1990s he spent in the Israeli army, serving in the armored corps. In between tales of his mother’s . . . . Continue Reading »