Honor and Dignity in English

December 27, 2016

Sixty million Trump voters can hardly be thought to have a wide common denominator. In fact, the only thing they likely have in common is having voted for Donald Trump on November 8th 2016. Yet, a significant fraction of these voters seems to share a deep sense of discontent. This shared discontent may be framed

October 28, 2016

This article offers a film analysis of Israeli films which, it claims, embrace or critique Israel’s Zionist and Palestinian perceptions of honor, as compared with universal human dignity. The article groups together and examines six acclaimed Israeli feature films that, it argues, present and comment on Zionist and Palestinian perceptions of honor, as well as human dignity. The Israeli-Zionist

October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016

North Country is a powerful Hollywood depiction of one woman’s painful yet triumphant struggle to establish sexual harassment in the workplace as “class action” and to compel a workplace to stop its harassing practices. The article compares the cinematic version to the historical event on which it relies but focuses on reading the film in

October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016

Hollywood’s Hero-Lawyer movies are a distinct group of American feature films. Typically, they each depict a lawyer who unwittingly finds himself at the heart of a moral drama involving a client and/or a community in distress, gross injustice, the rule of law and powerful, obstructive forces that must be overcome. Alone with nothing at his

October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016

October 13, 2016