Monthly Archives: April 2002

Sharonism vs. Building a Wall

Sharonism vs. Building a Wall by Ron Unz Sacramento Bee, Sunday, April 28, 2002 Any attempt to resolve the crisis in the Middle East forces us — the American people and American Jewry — to appraise the motives and the … Continue reading

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Unz on Sharonism

I attach below my own analysis of the current difficulties in the Middle East, which ran in this morning’s Sacramento Bee. I do not doubt that many readers will find my words quite controversial. The Middle East seems to attract … Continue reading

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Hiding from “English” in Massachusetts

The political behavior of the opponents of our Massachusetts “English” initiative is beginning to follow an interesting, though not entirely unexpected pattern. When we first launched our campaign almost nine months ago, a prominent local politician named Jarrett Barrios quickly … Continue reading

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“English” vs. the Al Sharpton of Orange County

One of the clearest distinctions between ordinary citizens and those deeply enmeshed in political activities is their terminology. Normal people live in neighborhoods or cities, but candidates and those who help elect them live in “media-markets.”

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How Massachusetts Liberals See “English”

At times during this past half-year of our Massachusetts “English” campaign, friends have asked me what support we were receiving from the local conservative movement in that state. My response has been that he happened to be out of town … Continue reading

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America’s Vacuous Conservative Media

On September 11th, America suffered the greatest military blow to its homeland since a British army burned our national capital almost two hundred years ago. Our people and our leaders have properly treated this attack and the threat of future … Continue reading

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“Is” Isn’t “Is” in California—Is It?

Although the populist supporters of controversial ballot measures endlessly decry the tendency of courts to temporarily block or nullify implementation, such arguments are unreasonable. Judicial review is at the heart of the American constitutional system, and if courts are permitted … Continue reading

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Suicide Bombers and the Heroes of Masada

In recent weeks, the rapid rise of a new and powerful military weapon—the suicide bomber—has horrified much of the world. Fanatic Palestinian militants, sometimes even teenage girls, have willingly taken their own lives in order to kill and wound as … Continue reading

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Parents Demand English in Korea…and Santa Ana, CA

Yesterday’s edition of the Los Angeles Times carried a long and interesting story about the enormous efforts that ambitious parents in Korea are taking to provide their children with fluency in English, the international language of opportunity and academic success. … Continue reading

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