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    Watching the Protests From Israel

    Produced by ‘The Ezra Klein Show’ Ultimately, the Gaza war protests sweeping campuses are about influencing Israeli politics. The protesters want to use economic divestment, American pressure and policy, and a broad sense of international outrage to ...

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    ‘Dead Poets Society’ Has Some Distinctly Australian Relevance

    Brought to life by the Australian director Peter Weir, the movie’s conflict reflects a collective cultural trait his fellow citizens can relate to.

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    Campus Protests Aren’t Going Away. Colleges Need to Draw Lines.

    Student protests across the country continue to escalate, leading to mass arrests and police action. In this conversation with politics editor Sarah Wildman, the Times Opinion columnist David French argues that while free speech needs to be upheld ...

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    The Cruel Spectacle of British Asylum Policy

    Last week Britain’s Parliament passed a law that seeks to redefine reality. The Safety of Rwanda Act declares Rwanda a “safe” country, regardless of the evidence to the contrary — and orders British courts to do the same. Its purpose is to allow the ...

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    The Ghost of the 1968 Antiwar Movement Has Returned

    At the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, anti-Vietnam War protesters clashed with police officers — whose brutal role in the confrontation was later described by a federal commission as a “police riot” — hijacking the focus of the ...

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    What Began as a War on Theater Won’t End There

    Productions of plays in America’s high schools have been increasingly under attack. In 2023, Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters”was rejected in Tennessee (since it deals with adultery); “August: Osage County,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tracy ...

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    The Quiet Magic of Middle Managers

    Nobody writes poems about middle managers. Nobody gets too romantic about the person who runs a department at a company, or supervises a construction crew, or serves as principal at a school, manager at a restaurant or deacon at a church. But I’ve ...

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    Fulfilling Our Mom’s Dream to See the Solar Eclipse

    If all goes according to plan, on April 8, our 75-year-old mother, Nancy, will be settled into a lawn chair in Waco, Texas — some 1,300 miles from her recliner in Las Vegas — and joining a great many other Americans as they put on solar eclipse ...

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    Hollywood’s New Fantasy: A Magical, Colorblind Past

    Films and TV shows keep reimagining history as a multiracial dream world. Is that really a step forward?

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    People Hated ‘Madame Web’ — But They Were Desperate to See Dakota Johnson Mock It.

    T​he star has never quite said the movie was bad, but it’s fun to imagine a celebrity going scorched-earth on her own bad movie.

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