Steven Spielberg’s “Munich” claims to be historical fiction. Unfortunately, it is much more fictional than historical, promotes a morally dubious philosophy and is divorced from the realities of terrorism and counter-terrorism.
Everything but the truth
January 27, 2006 | Ted Lapkin
Last December, I received an invitation to attend a free preview screening of Steven Spielberg’s new film, Munich. My shorthand reaction to the movie is that it was worth every penny that I paid to see it. But given Spielberg’s moral ambitions for this flick, as well as the splash it is making in the media, I suppose that it deserves something more than mere flippancy and sarcasm.
In defence of ‘coercive questioning’
January 18, 2006 | Ted Lapkin
Political commentator Walter Lippmann once remarked: “When distant, unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth often suffers a radical distortion.”
Israel’s democracy can pass this test
January 6, 2006 | Ted Lapkin
TOTAL confusion. Only such a phrase can aptly describe the political impact of Ariel Sharon’s health crisis. The Israeli Prime Minister’s collapse from a massive cerebral haemorrhage injects tremendous uncertainty into a political system that is approaching a general election.
Shock of Sharon
January 6, 2006 | Colin Rubenstein
IT is still unclear whether Ariel Sharon will survive the serious stroke he suffered, but his life as Israel’s Prime Minister would seem to be over.