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Peter Beinart of The New Republic discusses his recent article, 'The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment,' with a rejoinder by Professor Robert J. Lieber of the Government Department and moderated by Professor Angela Stent.

Find Part One here:  http://sfs.podbean.com/2010/09/15/the-failure-of-the-american-jewish-establishment-part-one/

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Peter Beinart of The New Republic discusses his recent article, 'The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment,' with a rejoinder by Professor Robert J. Lieber of the Government Department and moderated by Professor Angela Stent.

Find Part Two here: http://sfs.podbean.com/2010/09/15/the-failure-of-the-american-jewish-establishment-part-two/

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On September 7, 2010, at 6:00pm, author Gary Shteyngart discussed his latest novel, Super Sad True Love Story, in an interview with Professor Jacques Berlinerblau of the Program for Jewish Civilization.

Super Sad True Love Story is the 1984 of our current generation-a searing political satire, with a brilliantly-realized vision of a dismal, very-near-future, where people stream their lives instead of living them, bank at AlliedWasteCVSCitigroupCredit, attend college at Tingshua-Columbia, and communicate with images instead of words, which are so awfully hard to spell. But because this is Gary Shteyngart, life in dystopic America is also rollickingly funny, plete with our hero on a list of '101 People We Need to Feel Sorry For,' immigrant parents in their underwear on Long Island, and polyester shirts catching fire.

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