Adam Shatz is a contributing editor at the London Review of Books and a former literary editor of The Nation. He has worked at The New York Times Book Review, Lingua Franca and The New Yorker. Shatz is the editor of Prophets Outcast: A Century of Dissident Jewish Writing About Zionism and Israel (Nation Books. He also edited Lingua Franca’s book reviews and has reported from Lebanon and Algeria for The New York Review of Books. Shatz has contributed numerous articles on politics, music and culture to The Nation, The New York Review of Books, the Village Voice, American Prospect and The New York Times.
A reporter’s journey involves writing with a sense of history and without false consolation.
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To some observers, the attacks orchestrated by Sheik Sayed Hassan
Nasrallah that detonated Israel's ruthless assault on Lebanon look
like a death wish--but it's almost impossible to defeat someone who
has no fear of death.
The death of Lebanese journalist Samir Kassir is a terrible blow to the cause of Arab freedom.
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Three decades ago Winston Churchill's grandson asked Ariel Sharon how
Israel should deal with the Palestinians. "We'll make a pastrami
sandwich out of them," he replied.
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Writing may be fighting, as Ishmael Reed famously opined, but most
writers know the difference. There are, of course, some who blur the