06 · The Guilt Issue

Weapons of Mass Delusions: Noam Chomsky on the Guilt of a Nation

In 1967, as nearly half a million American troops fought in Vietnam, MIT linguistics professor Noam Chomsky wrote an essay for the New York Review of Books that derided his fellow intellectuals for standing by silently in the face of such an abhorrent war. Literary critic George Steiner wrote a letter of response that was...

Citizen Franken

Al Franken single-handedly smashed the stereotype of the humorless liberal.

Guilty Gazes

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the guiltiest one of all? Nancy Schwartzman curates our gallery of guilt. (Top photo: “My Mother as Whistler’s Mother” by Melissa Leibling-Goldberg) !http://www.heebish.com/files/photos/63/large/683.jpg!=center “YHWH” by Carissa Pelleteri !http://www.heebish.com/files/photos/63/large/682.jpg!=center “What Would Your Family Say?” by Nancy Schwartzman !http://www.heebish.com/files/photos/63/large/680.jpg!=center “Saying Good Bye (Tel Aviv)” by Elinor Carucci

Why Do We Feel So Guilty?

_What is guilt that thou art so mindful of it?_ Allen Salkin on a secular religion.

Guilty Gazes

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the guiltiest one of all? Nancy Schwartzman curates our gallery of guilt.

Herring of Truth

David Deutsch and Joshua Neuman uncover the mother of all Jewish conspiracies—9/11.

Little Isaac’s Nozzle of Love

To snip or not to snip? That is the question for two brothers in this new short story by Steve Almond.

Weapons of Mass Delusion

Jennifer Bleyer sits down with America's most notorious guilt-monger.

Chosen Frozen

When Rabbi Fred Neulander wanted his wife killed, he hired Len Jenoff. Ross Martin visits the guilt-ridden hitman in Riverfront State Prison in Camden, NJ.

Buschwhacked

New York City police killed Gary Busch. Now the city has the chutzpah to sue his family. Harvey Blume reports.

Chosen/Music

Arye Dworken on why so many goddamn Jews love Billy Joel. (He'll figure out the whole Chinese food thing some other time.)

Citizen Franken

_(excerpted from original article)_ Al Franken single-handedly smashed the stereotype of the humorless liberal. The former _Saturday Night Live_ writer became one of the most important voices of the American Left with his best-selling books, _Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot_ and _Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced...