Robert Zaretsky

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  • Jun 8, 2021
    “Unusual,” “unprecedented” and “unlikely” are the commonly used adjectives to describe the uncommon coalition preparing to govern Israel. And...
  • May 24, 2021
    The situation was impossibly precarious and a solution seemed practically impossible. Two communities, one composed of indigenous Arabs and the other of mostly European immigrants,...
  • May 5, 2021
    A contretemps started by group of military officers has reinvigorated France’s nationalist right.
  • Apr 6, 2021
    All lockdowns are unhappy, but every lockdown is unhappy in its own way. Inspired by the measures that had already been taken in China, the goal of the first...
  • Mar 30, 2021
    A Freighted Anniversary Becomes Talisman to Both Right and Left
  • Feb 17, 2021
    The vote that ended Saturday’s second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump will have, at least in the short term, clear political consequences for the country....
  • Feb 3, 2021
    Few phrases were invoked as often as “history will judge” during Donald Trump’s presidency. The frequency of the invocation surely quickened after Trump, voted out...
  • Jan 27, 2021
    It was a moment of political convulsion and public disquiet; a moment of dire pandemic and demagogic politicians; and a moment to grieve for the dead and galvanize the living. It was...
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Vaccine Logistics Get the Better of Macron
  • Jan 2, 2021
    Remarkably, public life not only remains subject to these laws even now, but the odds are good that these laws will remain operative well after January 20. But we can hope for...