04. Stories in ENGLISH

Libya Intervention: The Arab Revolution is no longer Arabic…

French, American and British pilots are bombing targets in Libya. This is a critical breach. The Arab revolution is no longer Arabic. In one blow, the convulsion within the Arab world has been internationalized. And it has morphed into a war whose outcome is completely uncertain. The West, heretofore cautious and tight-lipped, is now at the center of events. The consequences could be devastating. NATO soldiers can capture Libya quickly. But at the moment, they wouldn’t know to...

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No-Fly Zone over Libya? THE ARABS are the ones who should take action / הליגה הערבית: הפסיקו לדבר, התחילו לפעול

I come from the Arab world. I have an Egyptian birth certificate – written, of course, in Arabic. So, as a Jew of oriental origin, I’m going to jump into this debate. I’m going to offer a criticism that should also be understood as self-criticism. These words are directed at Arabs, who share my hope that the region finally achieves progress, that it will finally become a place where freedom and human rights are respected.

Plagiarism: Sari Horwitz acknowledged her mistake; Washington Post reacted in kind / Will Black Dog Publishing & Alice Hutchison learn the lesson after all?

Depressing news today out of Phoenix and Washington: Yet another serious case of plagiarism that underscores just how widespread the problem of intellectual property theft is. Sari Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at the Washington Post, used a few paragraphs from articles of The Arizon...

Plagiarism: Guttenberg conceded at last; Alice Hutchison and Black Dog publishing are still not prepared to admit wrongdoing

It took some time, but he finally wrestled his way to a decision: Non-doctor Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has confessed to plagiarizing – unequivocally and without excuses. He has “declined” the PhD that he received by cheating the system. This was undoubtedly a difficult step for Guttenberg – but it was the right one. Now he can devote himself once more to the craft of politics and (hopefully) put this uncomfortable affair behind him.

German Defense Minister keeps defending himself; for his university he is still a cherished alum / And what about plagiarist Alice Hutchison?

Journalistic curiosity took me to the Web site of the University of Bayreuth today. I am familiar with the school, having delivered a lecture there several years ago. And I didn’t have to search for long to find Mr. Guttenberg. All I had to do was click on the “alumni” tab. And there he was – Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, depicted prominently as a former student the university can be proud of. After all, he achieved so much after getting h...

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