Author: Tim Boxer

Feeling Lonely Today?

YOU’RE not alone. The scourge of loneliness is sweeping the land. David Brooks, the Opinion columnist of The New York Times for 20 years, wrote in the AARP Bulletin that the scourge of loneliness is widespread because people are less likely to attend church, synagogue and mosque, to belong to the Elks Club or the Kiwanis Club, and are having smaller families.

Nazis in the USA

FATHER Charles Edward Coughlin, the infamous radio priest of Detroit, in 1939 called for the creation of a Christian Front against “Judeo-Bolshevism.” Acolytes like John Cassidy in New York and Francis Moran in Boston led a holy war against Communists and Jews to resist what they perceived as an effort to Sovietize America.

Behind the Silk Curtain

HOW are the Jews faring in the land of the mullahs? JEWS OF IRAN is a photographic chronicle of what life is like for the 20,000 Jews of the Islamic republic (down from 100,000 before the 1979 revolution). The pictures were made by Hassan Sarbakhshian, a Muslim photographer who worked for the Associated Press until his credentials were revoked by the government who accused him of being sponsored by Israel.

The Modern Philosophy of Song

THE MODERN PHILOSOPHY OF SONG is Bob Dylan’s latest book since writing Chronicles, Volume One in 2004 and winning the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016. And it’s a keeper. He reviews more than 60 popular songs of our era, giving us insight and essence of each one.

Books

DESPITE evidence to the contrary, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refuses to acknowledge that the Ottomans engaged in a meticulously planned massacre of their Christian citizens in 1915. On April 24, 2021, Joe Biden became the first sitting president to formally recognize the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians along with 750,000 Greeks and 300,000 Assyrians. That followed Resolution 296 which the U.S. Congress passed in 2019 decrying the Turkish “campaign of genocide against Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, Arameans, Maronites, and other Christians.”

The Parties We Miss

We dipped into our archives and pulled out some amazing images just to savor the big-ticket society events that we covered the past two decades.

East German Spycraft On Display in Leipzig

ARCHIVISTS in Berlin are busy stitching together some 50 million pieces of paper that were shredded or torn up in the final frenzied days of the East German government to hide evidence of communist spying on their fellow citizens. You can visit the scene of the crime.

Colombia Claims Fame With Culture And Travel

Colombia can claim pop fame with singer Shakira and actress Sophia Vergara, both from Barranquilla, and actor/comedian John Leguizamo of Bogota. Barranquilla’s annual Carnaval is the world’s biggest after Rio de Janeiro and even rivals New Orleans.