THE WEEK THAT WAS (22-26/10/2012)
This week: I defended Tina Brown’s editorship of Newsweek in the wake of its digital move; I examined some of the critical issues surrounding Scottish independence; I reviewed the third presidential debate most unfavourably; I wondered what an American audience might make of Jewish Mum of the Year; I argued that Dan Senor, Romney’s senior foreign policy advisor, is not a neoconservative; I gave my initial thoughts on the new alliance between Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu; and, for what it’s worth, I endorsed Barack Obama.
At the start of the week, I took a look at the latest election data out of Israel, now almost all of it out of date. Ha’aretz published some important and apparently questionable statistics pertaining to racism and discrimination in Israel. On the BBC, Razia Iqbal spoke with writer and academic Joyce Carol Oates. And finally, this week’s song of choice was Willie Nelson’s “Crazy”.