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Noticed in the Press 2011

 

December 31

  • An op-ed by Prof. Walter Russell Mead in the December 30 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "America's Play for Pacific Prosperity".

  • In the same issue, an op-ed by human rights lawyer Ms. Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize: "Behind the Islamic Republic's Bluster".

  • A book review in the December 27 edition of The Wall Street Journal by Gary Rosen: "How to Think About How to Live".
    The book is "A Brief History of Thought" by Luc Ferry, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 282 p.

December 27

  • A report by Lucette Lagnado in the December 24-25 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "Egypt's Embattled Christians Seek Room in America".

  • A book review in the December 23 issue of The Wall Street Journal by William Anthony Hay: "Ambition in the East".
    The book is: "The Russian Origins of the First World War" by Sean McMeekin, Harvard, $29.95. 324p.

  • A book review in the December 25 edition of The Washington Post by Susan B. Glasser: "As Putin teeters, guidance from the man who got Russia right".
    The book is: "George F. Kennan" 'An American Life' by John Lewis Gaddis, Penguin, $39.95, 784p.

December 24

  • An editorial by the late Vermont Royster in the December 24-25 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "In Hoc Anno Domini".

December 23

  • A report by Willard Spiegelman in the December 17 edition of The Wall Street Journal under the column "Masterpiece" writes about the Piazza Navona of Rome.

  • An op-ed by columnist Michael Gerson in the December 23 issue of The Washington Post: "A Europe divided" There is a reference to Hungary in the opinion piece.

  • In the same edition, a report by Vanessa Gera of the Associated Press and Monika Scislowska in Warsaw, Karel Janicek in Prague, Pablo Gorondi in Budapest, Alison Mutler in Bucharest, Gary Peach in Riga, Vaselin Toshkov in Sofia contributed to the report: "A string of setbacks for Vaclav Havel's legacy of freedom".

December 20

  • An op-ed by Michael Gerson in the December 16 edition of The Washington Post:"The search for the God particle goes beyond mere physics".

  • A commentary by Mark Jurkevich in the December 16 issue of The Washington Times: "Merkel ends the postwar era".

  • A report by Matt Schudel in the December 17 edition of The Washington Post: "Christopher Hitchens dies; religious skeptic, master of the contrarian essay".

December 15

  • An op-ed by Anne Applebaum in the December 12 edition of The Washington Post: "Cameron's eyes are on the City".

  • A report by Alex Isenstadt in the December 13 issue of POLITICO: "Redistricting Pennsylvania: a win for GOP".

  • A report by James Hookway in the December 14 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "One Cube, Many Knockoffs, Quintillions of Possibilities".

December 12

  • An op-ed by columnist Jim Hoagland in the December 16 edition of The Washington Post: "Syria's civil war is bigger than Syria itself".

  • Also in the same issue, an op-ed by Masha Lipman: "A political coming of age" 'In Putin's Russia, a new generation finds its voice'.

  • An op-ed by columnist Charles Krauthammer: "The wages of appeasement".

December 8

  • An op-ed by Gregory Feifer in the December 8 edition of The Washington Post: "Putin's canny politics".

  • In the same issue, an op-ed by David Ignatius: "Obama's Turkish alliance".

  • Also, in the same edition, a report by Scott Wilson: "Romney and Gingrich court Jewish support with barbs at Obama's policies".

December 6

  • An op-ed by Charles Krauthammer in the December 2 edition of The Washington Post: "Mitt vs. Newt".

  • A report by Amy D. Marcus in the December 3-4 issue of The Wall Street Journal: "Citizen Scientists".

  • A commentary in POLITICO by Nicholas Wapshott: "The Biggest Battle of 2012: Keynes vs. Hayek".

December 1

  • A report by Anthony Faiola: "Anti-EU mood intensifies in Britain".

  • An op-ed by Daniel M. Price: "Saving the euro and the EU".

  • An op-ed by E.J. Dionne, Jr.: "Two politicians with bluntness in common".

November 30

  • In the November 29 edition of The Washington Post:
    An op-ed by Jackson Diehl: "Egypt's stolen revolution?" 'The elections may lead Cairo away from democracy'.

  • A report by Paul Kane: "Barney Frank won't seek reelection to House" 'Longtime lawmaker brokered critical deals as skilled negotiator'.

  • An obituary by Scott Bauer: "Lana Peters, 85, author and child of a 'simple man', Josef Stalin".

November 28

  • A report by Karen Tumulty and Dan Eggen in the November 27 edition of The Washington Post:
    "Gingrich's second act was trademark Newt" 'Cast off politically, he made millions by building his brand'.

  • In the same issue, Matt Schudel writes on the late Tom Wicker: "D.C. Bureau Chief and columnist for The New York Times".

  • And Martin Weil on the passing of geneticist Lynn Margulis at 73: "Biologist developed key evolution concept".

November 24

  • A commentary by Ed Feulner, president of the Heritage Foundation, in today's edition of the Washington Times: "Day of public Thanksgiving and prayer'",'Words of Washington and Lincoln ring true today'.

November 23

  • In the November 22 edition of The Washington Post:
    An op-ed by Michael Gerson: "It's President Obama's fault".

  • A report by Michelle Boorstein: "Religious lobbying groups multiply on Capitol Hill".

  • An obituary by T. Res Shapiro: "Sergio Scaglietti, 'maestro of aluminum' who designed Ferraris, dies at 91".

November 16

  • In the November 12-13 edition of The Wall Street Journal, author Stuart Isacoff comments on the MASTERPIECE column: "New Work, New Instrument".
    The piece is: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor by Wolfgang A. Mozart.

November 11

  • An op-ed by Rev. Richard Cizik in the November 11 edition of The Washington Post: "Moving beyond the 'religious right' 'The values debate we're not having'.

  • In the same issue, an op-ed by David F. Gordon: "China blew it. Washington shouldn't".

  • An op-ed in the November 11 edition of The Wall Street Journal by Eliot Cohen: "America's Distinctive Way of War".

November 8

  • A commentary by novelist George Zarkadakis: "Modern Greece's real problem? Ancient Greece".

  • An opinion piece by journalist Annalee Newitz: "Who needs government-funded research on a cow's stomach? We all do".

  • A book review by Jackson Diehl, Deputy Editorial Page Editor of The Washington Post: "Where history and bloodshed converge".
    The book is "Jerusalem: The Biography" by Simon Sebag Montefiore, Knopf, $35, 650 p.

November 3

  • A brief report by David A. Fahrenthold in the November 3 edition of The Washington Post: 'In God We Trust': House reaffirms national motto - yet again.

  • In the same issue, an op-ed by Ray Takeyh: "How Iran lost Iraq".

  • In the October 29-30 edition of The Wall Street Journal, a commentary by Jonah Lehrer: "The Art of Failing Successfully".

October 29

  • An op-ed by columnist Anne Applebaum in the October 28 edition of The Washington Post: "What Libya has inherited from Moammar Gaddafi".

  • In the same issue, a review by Charles T. Downey: "Conductor Ivan Fischer's melodic return".

  • A report by Kim Hart in the October 28 edition of POLITICO: "FCC Chairman Succeeds in Internet Overhaul".

October 28

  • An op-ed in the October 27 edition of The Washington Post by E.J. Dionne Jr.: "The Vatican's nod to the occupiers".

  • In the October 27 issue of The Washington Times a comment on the film "The Ides of March" by columnist Suzanne Fields: "Women on the prowl still get caught"

  • In the same edition, a book review by Brett M. Decker: "Three cheers for colonialism".
    The book is "The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire" by H.W. Crocker III, Regnery, $19.95, 394 p.

October 22

  • A report by Ariana E Cha and Peter Whoriskey on a biography on the late Steve Jobs in the October 22 edition of The Washington Post: "Steve Jobs opens up about adoption, loves, faith in new biography".

  • An op-ed by Holman W. Jenkins in the October 22 issue of The Wall Street Journal: "Why Europe Dithers".

  • In the same edition, the Weekend Interview with John Rowe by Journal Editor Joseph Rago: "A Life in Energy and (Therefore) in Politics" Mr. John Rowe is the CEO of the America's third largest utility.

October 19

  • A blog in the Wall Street Journal of July 18: "Hungary Wants Past Justice Today".

  • An op-ed by Robert Jeffress in the October 19 edition of The Washington Post: "Why a candidate's faith matters".

October 8

  • An op-ed by Jeanne McManus in the October 7 edition of The Washington Post: "The good old (school) days at Blessed Sacrament".

  • In the same issue, a report by Anthony Faiola: "Slovakia finds new clout in euro zone".

  • An op-ed by columnist Charles Krauthammer: "Gone in 60 nanoseconds".

October 7

  • An op-ed in the October 6 edition of The Washington Post by Katrina Vanden Heuvel and Stephen F. Cohen: "Why the pessimism about Putin?"

  • In the same issue, a report by Michael S. Rosenwald: "Apple is facing a challenging future without its lead visionary" 'Steve Jobs 1955-2011'.

October 5

  • A report by Gautam Naik in the October 4 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "Nobel for Immunity Research" 'Dr. Ralph Steinman recognized for his 1973 co-discovery of dendritic cells'.

October 3

  • An op-ed by columnist and resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Sadanand Dhume, in the September 27 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "Is Pakistan Too Big to Fail?".

  • In the same issue, an op-ed by John Steele Gordon: "A Short History of the Income Tax" 'One original sin was the separation of the corporate and personal tax, giving lawyers, accountants and the wealthy a chance to game the system'.

  • In the October 1-2 edition of The Wall Street Journal, under "Masterpiece", a review by Barrymore Laurence Scherer: "Architecture as Allegory" 'The Paris Opera (1875) by Charles Garnier'.

September 28

  • An op-ed by Matt Miller in the September 24 edition of The Washington Post: "Why We Need a Third Party".

  • An op-ed by Ralph Peters in the September 27 issue of The Washington Post:"The genius of Vladimir Putin".

  • An opinion piece in the September 27 edition of The Wall Street Journal by Bret Stephens: "The Committee to Re-elect Putin".

September 17

  • An opinion piece in today's Cleveland's Plain Dealer on the upcoming visit of the President of Hungary to Cleveland, by guest columnist Edith Lauer, Board Member of the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society and Chair Emerita of the Hungarian American Coalition: "Connecting Past and Present".

September 12

  • An op-ed by columnist Robert J. Samuelson in the September 12 edition of the Washington Post: "Job Creation 101".

  • A book review by Danny Heitman in the September 10-11 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "A Novel that Parses the Inexplicable".
    The book is "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" by Thornton Wilder (1927).

  • A report by Matt Schudel in the September 9 issue of The Washington Post: "Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz celebrates 25 years of keeping jazz vibrant".

September 11

  • An op-ed Anne Applebaum in the September 3 edition of The Washington Post: "The Aftermath of September 11".

September 5

  • In the September 3-4 edition of The Wall Street Journal, The Weekend Interview with Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, chairman of Nestle, by Brian M Carney: "Can the World Still Feed Itself?".

September 2

  • An op-ed by Yulia Tymoshenko and Hryhoriy Nemyria in the September 2 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "Letter form a Kiev Jail".

  • An op-ed by Matt Miller in the August 31 issue of The Washington Post: "How billionaires could save the country".

  • In the same issue, a report by Debbie Koenig on wheat growing and soil conservation: "History grows in amber waves" 'Pennsylvania mill works to develop flour with a taste of history'.

August 30

  • An op-ed by Robert Kagan in the August 28 edition of The Washington Post: "An imperfect triumph in Libya".

  • An op-ed by Leland Ryken in the August 27-28 of The Wall Street Journal: "How We Got the Best-Selling Book of All Time".

  • In the same edition, a book review by Joshua Rubenstein: "A City That Survived" 'The Nazi siege of Leningrad led to 900 days of hell'.
    The book is "Leningrad" by Anna Reid, Walker & Co., $30, 492 pages.

August 26

  • An op-ed in the August 24 edition of The Washington Post by columnist Anne Applebaum: "Let Libya take charge of its revolution".

  • A report by Joel Achenbach in the August 25 issue of The Washington Post: "Before the quake, animal instinct" 'At National Zoo, humans wonder what the agitated creatures knew, and when'.

  • A book review in the August 25 edition of The Washington Times by Brett M. Decker: "The U.S. - China War: Hot or Cold?".
    The book is "A Contest for Supremacy: China, America and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia" by Aaron L. Friedberg, Norton, $27.95, 360 pages.

August 22

  • A report by Michael Elkin in the August 22 edition of the Washington Post: the World Youth Day held in Madrid, Spain: "Pope to Youth: Resist secularism".

  • In the August 20-21 issue of The Wall Street Journal, The Weekend Interview with Richard Pipes by Nancy de Wolf Smith: "A Cold Warrior at Peace".

  • In the same edition, a book review by Brendan Simms: "His Wealth of Nations" ''How a monarch conquered the New World to re-finance the Old'.
    The book is "The Golden Empire" by Hugh Thomas, Random House, $35, 646 pages.

August 19

  • Two op-ed pieces in the August 19 edition of The Washington Post: One by Robert Kagan, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution: "Moscow, 1991".

  • The other is by Leon Aron, director of Russian studies at the American Enterprise Institute: "A revolution far from over" 'Russia's glorious revolution lives on'.

August 18

  • An op-ed by Masha Lipman in the August 18 edition of The Washington Post: "After the Soviet coup" 'Twenty years later, communism's effect linger'.

  • In the same issue, a report by Howard Schneider: "Amid euro-zone crisis, Germany shows fatigue".

  • A book review in the August 14 edition of The Washington Post: "A global get-rich-eventually scheme" by Daniel Gross.
    The book is "The Next Convergence" 'The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World' by Michael Spence, Farrar Straus Giroux, $27, 296 p.

August 15

  • An article in the August 14 edition of The Washington Post: "Cargill: The Price of Feeding the World" by John Lippert.

  • In the August 13-14, Weekend Edition of The Wall Street Journal, two book reviews: "Sugar in the Raw" by J.R. McNeill. The book is "The Sugar Barons" by Matthew Parker, Walker & Co., $30, 446 p.

  • "The Lost Century" a book review by Mary Anastasia O'Grady.
    The book is "Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America" by Enrique Krauze, Harper, $29.99, 538 p.

August 13

  • An op-ed by columnist Robert J. Samuelson in the August 10 edition of The Washington Post: "The Big Danger is Europe".

  • The obituary of Rudolf Brazda, a Holocaust survivor, by Emily Langer in the August 8 issue of The Washington Post.

  • An essay by Charles C. Mann in the August 6 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "The Real Story of Globalization".

August 8

  • An op-ed by John A. Murray in the August 5 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "C.S. Lewis and the Devil".

  • An op-ed by Lea Berman in the August 6 issue of The Washington Post: "Want to fix Washington? Go to Dinner".

July 29

  • An opinion piece by Professor Tamás Magyarics in the July 20 edition of the Hungarian daily "Népszabadság" with the title: "Az Igazi Veszély" ("The Real Danger").
    The English version of the opinion piece.

  • An Embassy Row column published on July 25 in The Washington Times featuring Maximilian Teleki, president of the Hungarian American Coalition.

July 24

  • A commentary by Ambassador James Rosapepe in the July 21 edition of The Baltimore Sun: "What happens to Maryland if the U.S. defaults?".

  • A book review by Dennis Drabelle in the July 24 issue of The Washington Post: "Political paragmatism, with a dollop of wit".
    The book is: "Mr. Speaker! The life and times of Thomas B. Reed, the Man of Broke the Filibuster" by James Grant, Simon & Schuster, $28, 426 p.

  • In the July 23-24 edition of The Wall Street Journal a book review by James Grant: "For Love of Laissez-Faire".
    The book is: "The Man and the Statesman" by Frederic Bastiat, Liberty Fund, $14.50, 559 p.

July 18

  • In the July 18 edition of The Washington Post, three op-ed pieces: By Jackson Diehl: "If we retreat from Iraq, will Iran take over?" by Lawrence Summers: "How Europe can restore financial stability".

  • By columnist Robert J. Samuelson: "What we can learn from Latvia's economic recovery".

July 17

  • In the July 15 edition of The Washington Times, a report by Ben Birnbaum: "Pataki ponders presidential run".

  • In the July 16 edition of The Washington Post, a report by Zachary A. Goldfarb: "Credit raters ignore U.S. pleas".

July 9

  • A commentary by Barrymore Laurence Scherer in the July 7 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "At the Ravinia Festival, A Liszt of Subtle Works".

  • In the July 8 issue of The Wall Street Journal, a Letter to the Editor by Marina v.N. Whitman, daughter of John von Neumann: "He Wasn't Emperor, Although He Tried".

  • In the same edition, a book review by Mr. Graeme Wood: "What Hubbard Wrought".
    The book is: "Inside Scientology" by Janet Reitman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, 444p.

July 7

  • An op-ed by Seth Lipsky in the July 6 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "Lunch with the Holy Roman Emperor".

July 5

  • In the July 5 edition of The Washington Post, the obituary of Dr. Otto von Habsburg, 98: "Emperor's son saw fall of Austro-Hungarian Empire".

  • In the July 4 issue of The Washington Post, an op-ed by Robert J. Samuelson, commenting on the American political gridlock: "Unhappy birthday".

  • In the same issue, a report by Peter Finn and William Wan: "Global race to match U.S. drone capabilities".

July 3

  • An opinion piece in the July 2-3 edition of The Wall Street Journal by Professor Walter Russell Mead: "The Future Still Belongs to America".

  • In the same edition, Steve Forbes, quoted in the "Notable and Quotable" section, on the Greek crisis.

  • In the July 3 issue of The Washington Post, Alexander Heffner comments on the second president of the United States: "Why doesn't John Adams have a memorial?".

June 30

  • In the June 30 edition of The Washington Times, a front page picture of the unveiling a statue of former president Ronald Reagan at Freedom Square in Budapest, under the headline:
    "Hungary honors Reagan".

  • The paper also published a report of the Wednesday event by Ben Birnbaum with an additional picture of the statue under the heading: "Reagan feted in Hungary".

  • From the June 13 edition of The Washington Post, an obituary by Adam Bernstein: "Cinematographer Gunnar Fischer, 100, worked with Ingmar Bergman".

June 11

  • An opinion piece in the June 10 edition of The Wall Street Journal by Matthew Kaminski: "Turkey's 'Good Dictator'".

  • In the same issue, a commentary by David Gibson: "Defining Mortality After Dr. Death".

  • A report by Farnaz Fassihi: "Rough Spell for Iranian Politics: President's Staff Accused of Sorcery".

June 6

  • An op-ed by Robert J. Samuelson in the June 6 edition of The Washington Post: "Why we must end Medicare 'as we know it'".

  • In the June 5 issue of The Washington Post, a report by Matt Schudel: "Lawrence S. Eagleburger, diplomat and former Secretary of State, dies at 80".

  • In the June 3 edition of The Washington Post, an obituary by David Brown: "Nobel winner Rosalyn Yalow, dies at 89". Dr. Yalow was a pioneer in the field of nuclear medicine.

June 5

  • An opinion piece by Frits Bolkestein in the June 4 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "How Europe Lost Faith in Its Own Civilization".

  • A reprint from a report from Stockholm, related to the above opinion piece, originally published in the same paper on July 14, 2007 by Andrew Higgins: "In Europe, God Is (Not) Dead".

  • An obituary by Emma Brown in the June 3 issue of The Washington Post: "Paul B. Henze, former CIA and national security specialist, dies at 86".

June 3

  • An opinion piece in the June 2 edition of POLITICO by Barbara Slavin, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council: "China Undercuts U.S. Sanctions on Iran".

  • A report in the June 2 issue of The Wall Street Journal by Amir Efrati and Siobhan Gorman: "Google Mail Hack Blamed on China".

  • A book review by John M. Taylor in the June 1 edition of The Washington Times: "Fierce diplomat who built an empire".
    The book is "Bismarck: A Life" by Jonathan Steinberg, Oxford, $34.95, 577 p. illus.

June 1

  • On Memorial Day, in the May 30 edition of The Washington Post, the U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates gave his final commencement speech to the graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy on the importance of leadership, which he called a "rare and precious commodity".

  • In the June 1 issue of The Washington Times, a report by Cheryl Wetzstein: "Marriage culture key to economy".

May 28

  • A report by Scott Wilson in the May 28 edition of the Washington Post: "Obama visits monument to Warsaw Ghetto uprising".

  • In the same issue, in the "On Faith" page, Daniel Burke comments on the 400th anniversary on the best-selling book in the world, the King James Bible, first published in 1611: "Celebrating the reign of King James."

  • In the May 25 edition of The Washington Post a book review by Doug Bandow: "Why climate intervention is wrong".
    The book is "Betting the Earth: How We Can Still Win the Biggest Gamble of All Time" by John Charles Kunich, Parkhurst Brothers, $19.95, 416 p.

May 24

  • A commentary in the May 20 edition of The Wall Street Journal by Alan Jacobs: "A Bachelor's Degree in Atheism".

  • An opinion piece by in the May 21 issue of The Wall Street Journal by Bill Gates: "The Real Successes of Foreign Aid" 'Recent critics called aid wasteful. Bill Gates looks at a new book that shows its many benefits'.
    The book is "Getting Better: Why Global Development is Succeeding" - and 'How We Can Improve the World Even More' by Charles Kenny, Basic Books, New York, 2011, $17.81, 206 p.

  • In the May 24 edition of The Washington Post, a report by Peter Whoriskey, on a study on career choice and income: "On path to riches, no sign of loftier majors".

May 22

  • A report by Mary Beth Sheridan in the May 21 edition of the Washington Post: "U.S. to send envoy to North Korea to consider food aid".

  • An article by Lance Esplund in the May 21-22 edition of The Wall Street Journal on a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance now at the Frick Collection in New York: "A Shared Moment of Transformation" The work of art is Giovanni Bellini's "St. Francis in the Desert".

  • In the same issue, a book review by Eric Ormsby: "A Hungarian Novelist's Literature of Fidelity".
    The book is "Portraits of a Marriage" by Sándor Márai, Knopf, $27.95, 371p.

May 20

  • An op-ed by Nicholas D. Kristof in the May 15 edition of The New York Times: "What Holbrooke Knew".

  • A commentary by Ben Smith in the May 19 issue of POLITICO: "Richard Holbrooke's last campaign".

  • An opinion piece in the May 19 edition of The Washington Times by Ilan Berman: "Teachable Moment on Mideast Policy".

May 18

  • An opinon piece in the May 17 edition of The Wall Street Journal by Matthew Kaminski: "French Politics After l'Affaire Strauss-Kahn".

  • In the same issue, a book review David Nasaw, professor of history at CUNY Graduate Center: "Banking in the Future".
    The book is "The Judge" by James Mellon (a biography of his forebear Thomas Mellon (1813-1908), Yale University Press, $39, 575 p.

  • A book review in the May 15 edition of The Washington Post by Jonathan Yardley.
    The book is "To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918" by Adam Hochschild, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $15.40, 378 p.

May 14

  • In the May 7 edition of The New York Times, the obituary of Steven Orszag, father of former Budget Director Peter Orszag: "Steven Orszag, Pioneer in Fluid Dynamics, Dies at 68".

  • In the May 13 issue of The Washington Post, an op-ed by columnist Michael Gerson: "In Search of China's Soul".

  • In the May 13 edition of The Wall Street Journal a book review by Robert K. Landers: "A Muckraker Looks Ahead".
    The book is "I Have Seen the Future" 'A Life of Lincoln Steffens' by Peter Hartshorn, Counterpoint, $30, 517 p.

May 9

  • A report by Catherine Rampell in the May 3 edition of The New York Times: "Inequality Rising Across de Developed World" There is reference to Hungary.

  • A book review by Clancy Martin in the May 8 issue of The New York Times: "Heaven Can Wait" 'The Scientific Revolt Against Death'.
    The book is "The Immortalization Commission" 'Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death' by John Gray, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $24, illus. 273 pp.

  • A commentary and art report by Dan Neil in the May 7-8 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "How Rembrandt Reinvented Jesus".

May 5

  • An op-ed in the May 3 edition of The Washington Times by Sen. Richard G. Lugar: "Next threat? Counterstrikes with nukes, bioweapons".

  • In the Washington Post edition of May 4 a commentary by Jim Wallis: "When your enemies fall".

  • In the same edition, the obituary of Ronald D. Asmus by Emma Brown: "Foreign policy analyst was advocate of spreading NATO into the former Soviet bloc".

May 1

  • A report in the May 1 edition of The Washington Post by Michelle Boorstein: "Catholics cheer as John Paul II is on the cusp of beatification".

  • An op-ed in the April 28 issue of The Wall Street Journal by Andrew Nagorski: "Pope John Paul II and the Arab Spring".

  • An op-ed in the April 28 edition of The Washington Post by E.J. Dionne, Jr: "It's time to fast-track sainthood for Pope John XXIII".

April 28

  • A report by Chuck Neubauer in the Washington Times of April 25: "Sex trafficking in the U.S. called 'epidemic' ".

  • A book review in the April 27 edition of The Washington Times by Tom Bethell: "A time of intellectual triumphs".
    The book is "The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution" by James Hannam, Regnery Publishing, $29.95, 448 p.

  • A book review in the April 27 issue of The Washington Times by Seth Mandel: "Folly of Obama's 'reset'".
    The book is "Is Journalism Worth Dying For?: Final Dispatches" by Anna Politkovskaya, Melville House, $19.95, 480 p.

April 26

  • A Letter to the Editor on the Hungarian Constitution in the April 20 edition of The Economist by Ambassador János Csák.

April 24

  • A commentary in the April 22 edition of The Wall Street Journal by John A. Murray: "The Gospel According to Hollywood".

  • An op-ed by Robert Park, human rights activist and missionary, in the April 21 issue of The Washington Post: "The forgotten genocide in North Korea".

April 21

  • An opinion piece in the April19 edition of The Wall Street Journal Europe by Tibor Navracsics, Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary: "A New Constitution for Hungary".

  • A report by Jerry Seper in the April 20 issue of The Washington Times: "Los Zetas spread message of fear".

  • In the same edition, a book review by Joseph C. Goulden. The book is "The Future of History" by John Lukacs, Yale University Press, $26, 117p.

April 18

  • A report by Joel Greenberg in the April 16 edition of The Washington Post: "Flow of African migrants poses dilemma for Israel".

  • A book review in the April 17 issue of The Wahington Post by Jonathan Yardley: "To Save a More Perfect Union".
    The book is: "The Union War" by Gary W. Gallagher.

  • A book review in the April 16-17, edition of The Wall Street Journal by Jeremy Bernstein: "A Portrait of the Subatomic World".
    The book is: "The Quantum Story" by Jim Baggott, Oxford, $29.95, 469p.

April 13

  • A report by Glenn Thrush, Carrie Brown and David Nather in the April 12 edition of POLITICO: "Obama's two minds on the deficit".

  • An op-ed in the April 12 issue of The Washington Post by columnist Anne Applebaum: "NATO's last mission?".

  • A commentary in the April 12 edition of The Washington Times by Arnaud De Borchgrave: "The Coming Geoplitical Upheaval" 'Erstwhile U.S. ally Egypt is moving towards Shariah law'.

April 11

  • An article in the April 7 edition of The Economist: "Hungary's new constitution" 'The new constitution is being rushed through with limited consultation'.

  • An op-ed by Masha Lipman in the April 9 issue of The Washington Post: "In Russia, growing rumblings of discontent".

  • A book review in the April 10 edition of The Washington Post by Gerard De Groot.
    The book is "The Origins of Political Order" 'From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution' by Francis Fukuyama, Farrar Straus Giroux, $35, 585 p.

April 6

  • An opinion piece by Marion Smith, President of Common Sense Society, published in April 5 in the Wall Street Journal Online.

April 5

  • The Weekend Interview with Bernard Lewis in the Wall Street Journal edition of April 2-3, by Bari Weiss, with the title" "The Tyrannies are Doomed".

April 4

  • A report by Glenn Thrush in the April 4 edition of POLITICO: "Now Libya steps on Obama's message".

  • An op-ed by columnist Robert J. Samuleson in the April 4 edition of The Washington Post: "The real GE scandal" 'The real tax avoidance scandal centers on dividens and capital gains'.

  • A book review by Ian Morris in the April 3 issue of The Washington Post: "The fragile state of nation states".
    The books are: "How to Run the World" 'Charting the Course to the Next Renaissance" by Parag Khanna, Random House, $26, 256p.
    "The Future of Power" by Joseph S. Nye Jr., Public Affairs, $27.99, 300pp.

April 1

  • An opinion piece in the March 29 edition of The Washington Times by Sen. Dick Lugar: "Sweet Deal for Big Sugar".

March 30

  • An op-ed by Anne Applebaum in the March 29 edition of The Washington Post: "Sarkozy doubles down".

  • In the same issue, an op-ed by Richard Cohen: "No more indifference".

  • A report by Chick Neubauer in the March 28 edition of The Washington Times: "Human bondage hits U.S. heartland" 'Illicit trade for labor, sex generates billions in profits'.

March 29

  • A commentary by Stephen Prothero in the March 25 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "Thomas Jefferson's Cut-and Paste Bible".

  • In the March 26-27 issue of The Wall Street Journal, an opinion piece by Robert D. Kaplan: "The Middle East Crisis Has Just Begun".

  • In the same issue, a book review by Andrew Roberts: "Among the Hagiographers".
    The book is: "Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi And His Struggle With India" by Joseph Lelyweld, Knopf, $28.95, 425p.

March 22

  • The Embassy Row column of The Washington Times of March 21, featuring foreign visitors under the heading Diplomatic Traffic.

  • In the March 19-20 edition of The Wall Street Journal, the Weekend Interview with Paul Singer, by James Freeman: "Mega-Banks and the Next Financial Crisis".

March 15

  • An op-ed by Jackson Diehl in the March 14 edition of The Washington Post: "Will Gaddafi reverse the tide of the Arab Spring?".

  • In the same issue, an op-ed by Anne Applebaum: "If the Japanese can't build a safe reactor, who can?".

  • A book review int he March 12-13 Weekend Edition of The Wall Street Journal by Judith Herrin: "The Glories of Byzantium".
    The book is "The Lure of Byzantium" by Judith Herrin.

March 13

  • An opinion piece by in the March 10 issue of Roll Call by Morton M. Kondracke, Executive Editor: "Obama Must Act to Force Ouster of Gadhafi" There is a reference to Hungary in 1956.

  • An op-ed be Eliot Cohen of Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in the March 12-13 Weekend Edition of The Wall Street Journal: "Washington's Dithering on Libya".

  • In the same issue, an op-ed by Daniel Hannan, member of the European Parliament: "A European's Warning to America".

March 10

  • A report by Adam Bernstein in the March 10 issue of The Washington Post: "David S. Broder 1929-2011, Dean of the Washington press corps".

  • An article by James Hohmann in the March 10 edition of POLITICO: "The Consummate Reporter" 'For many, David Broder's death mark end of an era'.

March 9

  • An op-ed in the March 8 edition of The Washington Post by Anne Applebaum: "The Arab world isn't clamoring for our help".

  • An op-ed in the March 7 issue of The Washington Post by Fareed Zakaria on the budget priorities that shortchange children: "America's grim budget outlook".

March 6

  • An op-ed in the March 4 edition of The Wall Street Journal by Michael Novak: "The Desire for Liberty Is Universal".

March 3

  • As a follow up to the opinion piece by Mr. George Kopits in the European Wall Street Journal of February 25: "Gulyas Populism", we are sending an article from the same author comparing two South American countries, and with reference to developments in Hungary, published in the Hungarian weekly HetiValasz on February 17 with the title: "Chile, for example".

March 1

  • An op-ed in the February 25 edition of the European Wall Street Journal by George Kopits, former chairman of the Fiscal Council of Hungary and former member of the Monetary Council of the National Bank of Hungary: "Goulash Populism".
    Read the article in Hungarian.

  • An op-ed by Elliott Abrams in the February 25 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "Our Bargain With the New Gadhafi".

  • The Weekend Interview with Saad Eddin Ibrahim in the February 26-27 edition of The Wall Street Journal by Ms. Bari Weiss: "A Democrat's Triumphal Return to Cairo".

February 25

  • An op-ed in the February 24 edition of The Washington Post by Mrs. Tzipi Livni, former vice-minister and foreign minister of Israel and leader of the opposition Kadima party: "Shaping Arab democracy" There is a reference to Europe in the 1930's.

  • In the same issue, an op-ed by columnist Fareed Zakaria: "The Mideast's seismic shift" and a report by Washington Post Staff Writer Howard Schneider: "Despite oil wealth, Arab economies lack traction".

February 23

  • An op-ed by Anne Applebaum in the February 22 edition of The Washington Post: "An 1848 moment for the Arab world" There is a reference to the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.

  • An op-ed by Bret Stephens in the February 22 issue of The Wall Strret Journal: "Beijing and the Arab Revolt".

  • A book review by Joshua Sinai in the February 23 edition of The Washington Times: "Islamic entity set to dominate".
    The book is "The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West" by Lorenzo Vidino, Columbia University Press, $29.50, 336p.

February 22

  • A commentary by Prof. Ian Ayres and Prof. Jonathan Macey in the February 18 edition of POLITICO: "Did Egypt's Rising Economy Lead to Mubarak's Fall?".

  • An op-ed by Juan C. Zarate in the February 20 edition of The Washington Post: "An alarming South Asia powder keg" There is a reference to the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo.

  • An op-ed by Messrs. Mikhail Kasyanov, Vladimir Milov, Boris Nemtsov and Vladamir Ryzhkov, co-chairs of the People's Freedom Party in Russia in the February 21 edition of The Washington Post: "No more hugs for Putin".

February 21

  • An op-ed in the February19 edition of The Washington Post by Tom Malinowski, Director of Human Rights Watch: "Hit the dictators where it hurts".

  • An op-ed in the February 19 edition of The Wall Street Journal by Amir Taheri: "Iran's Green Movement Lives".

  • From the last Weekend Edition of The Wall Street Journal's, BOOKSHELF:
    "The Revolutionary Novelist" By Tess Lewis featuring the life and work of Victor Serge (1890-1947) and in the same edition: MASTERPIECE by William Amelia: "The Great Italian Novel, a Love Story".
    The book is "The Betrothed" ("I Promessi Sposi") by Alessandro Manzoni (1827).

February 16

  • An op-ed by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the February 16 edition of The Washington Post: "The future of a democratic Egypt".

  • An op-ed in The Hill of January 16 by Fawaz A. Gerges: "Old Guard threatens Egypt's revolution".

  • A commentary by Ezra Klein in the January 15 issue of The Washington Post: "The U.S. Government: An insurance conglomerate protected by a large, standing army".

February 15

  • An op-ed by Anne Applebaum in the February 15 issue of The Washington Post: "Channeling Egypt's energy of the crowd into positive change".

  • A report by Amol Sharma, Jeremy Page, James Hookway and Rachel Pannett in the February 12 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "Asia's New Arms Race".

  • In the same issue, a book review by Arthur Herman: "H-Bombs on a Hair Trigger" The book is "15 Minutes: General Curtis Le May and the Countdown to Nuclear Annihilation" by L. Douglas Keeney, St. Martin's Press, $17.81, 353 p.

February 13

  • An op-ed in the February 12 edition of The Washington Post by Jon B. Alterman, Director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC: "In Egypt, the regime's fundamental's remain".

  • In the same issue, on the "On Faith" page, a report by Omar Sacirbey on Sayyid Qutb: "The Muslim Brotherhood's 'intellectual godfather'".

  • A commentary on the role of college by Eric Felten in the 'Entertainment and Culture' Section of the February 11 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "Now College is the Break".

February 9

  • An op-ed by Masha Lipman in the February 7 issue of The Washington Post: "Still under Lenin's spell".

  • An op-ed by Ann Applebaum in the February 8 edition of The Washington Post: "Words without action".

  • In the same issue, an op-ed by Michael Gerson: "A Catholic test for politics".

February 6

  • From the February 5-6 Weekend Edition of The Wall Street Journal: The Weekend Interview by David Feith with Natan Sharansky, with the title: "Democracy's Tribune on the Arab Awakening".

February 3

  • An commentary by Arnaud De Borchgrave in February 3 edition of The Washington Times: "The Mubarak legend".

  • An op-ed by George Soros in the February 3 issue of The Washington Post: "Getting Egypt right".

  • A historical note by Andrew Glass in the February 2 edition of POLITICO: "U.S. and Mexico sign Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo".

February 1

  • An op-ed in the January 27 edition of The Washington Post by Jackson Diehl: "Obama Administration could still get it right on Egypt".

  • An op-ed in the January 31 edition of The Washington Post by Anne Applebaum: "Embrace the instability" 'Egypt's future uncertain, but change had to come'.

  • A report by Karel Janicek and Vanessa Gera in the January 31 edition of The Washington Times, under the heading of "Briefing - Europe": "Gypsies use education to rise to middle class" 'Millions of Roma live in poverty, but some find way to succeed'.

January 26

  • An op-ed by Anne Applebaum in the January 25 edition of The Washington Post: "Based on a true story" 'Was the Gulag a little too real for Hollywood'.

  • The Embassy Row column of the January 26 edition of the Washington Times, featuring Mr. Ian Kelly, U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE, on the media law in Hungary.

January 21

  • An op-ed by Anne Applebaum in the January 17 edition of The Washington Post: "The Scent of Rage".

  • A commentary by Daniel Pipes in the January 17 edition of The Washington Times: "Turmoil in Tunisia".

  • A report by Gordon Fairclough in the January 20 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "Hungary PM Faces Critics of Media Law".

January 17

  • A commentary by Judy Dempsey in the January 17 edition of The New York Times: "A Leader's Gamble in Hungary".

  • An op-ed by Michael J. Green, former official at the National Security Council, now at Georgetown University and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC, and Daniel M. Kliman, visiting fellow at the Center for a New American Security in the January 17 edition of The Washington Times: "The words China needs to hear".

  • A commentary by William C. Tripplett II, former chief Republican counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: "Who is Hu Jintao?" 'Official niceties obscure his bloody record'.

January 16

  • An op-ed by Sen. John McCain in the January 16 edition of The
    Washington Post: "Mr. Obama's Admirable Speech".

  • A report by Manuel Roig-Franzia in the January 15 issue of The
    Washington Post: "Grand Goodbye to Holbrooke".

  • A book review in the Weekend Edition of The Wall Street Journal by Leon Aron: "A World Fiercely Observed" 'A sublime lyrical poet, Joseph Brodsky knew the reality of human evil firsthand'.
    The book is: "Joseph Brodsky: A Literary Life" by Lev Loseff, Yale, $35, 333p.

January 14

  • A report by Gordon Fairclough and Margit Feher in the January 13 edition of The Wall Street Journal: "Hungary PM to Push for Closer Europe".

  • A book review by Martin Rubin in the January 13 edition of The Washington Times: "Sister who embraced Stalinism".
    The book is "Irrepressible: The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford" by Leslie Brody, Counterpoint, $28, 403 p. illus.

January 9

  • A report by Margit Feher in The Wall Street Journal of January 7: "Hungary to Meet Budget Deficit Goals, Cut Public Debt - Orban".

  • An article in the January 4 edition of The Washington Times by Charles J. Levine: "Malware warfare made us all safer" 'Stuxnet for Nobel Peace Prize'.

  • In the same issue, a report by Richard W. Rahn: "Economic Literacy Goes Global" 'Think-tank tools building a penny-wise world'. There is reference to a "Standard Book of Economic Terminology and Concepts" that will be translated into Hungarian, among other languages, to be available on the net.

January 7

  • Prime Minister Viktor Orban has written an article published in the Financial Times on January 6.

January 6

  • An Editorial in the January 4 edition of the New York Times: "Mr. Orban Forgets".

  • We are resending the Letter to the Editor sent by Mr. Andras Schiff to The Washington Post and published on January 1 with the title: "Hungary's E.U. role questioned".

  • A Letter to the Editor with the title: "Give Hungary a chance" in the January 6 edition of The Washington Post by Dr. Peter Kovalszki, who comments on the Letter to the Editor by Mr. Andras Schiff.

 


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