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James J. Zogby
By James J. Zogby - Apr 07,2014
I did my doctoral work at Temple University, whose founder was a 19th-century Baptist preacher, Russell Conwell. Conwell was, to be sure, an accomplished writer, a captivating preacher and a visionary entrepreneur, but the theology he helped popularise was, in a word, distu
By James J. Zogby - Mar 31,2014
Western biases are not only transparently self-serving and flat-out wrong, they can also be so annoying.  As an example, a few weeks back, the Washington Post featured a long lament by a British intellectual pointedly suggesting that because Europe was in decline, the world
By James J. Zogby - Mar 24,2014
US President Barack Obama’s upcoming meeting with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah comes at a time when transformative developments are convulsing the regional and world order, and relations between the US and the Kingdom have become strained. It is a situation that the
By James J. Zogby - Mar 17,2014
While reviewing polling data on Israeli and Palestinian attitudes towards the current US-led peace effort, what comes through quite clearly is not just the obvious disconnect between the views of the two groups, but the extent to which this disconnect is driven by the Israeli-cen
By James J. Zogby - Mar 10,2014
This past week, Washington hosted two of my least favourite annual events.
By James J. Zogby - Mar 03,2014
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu never tires of inventing new hoops through which he insists Palestinians must jump. As he acknowledged a few weeks ago, it is all part of a cynical game that he plays in an effort to kill the chances for peace. First, he insisted on the
By James J. Zogby - Feb 24,2014
The Ukrainian struggle for independence speaks to me on so many levels. Because I know the history of the Ukraine, I understand its people’s resentment and fear of its often domineering Russian neighbour.
By James J. Zogby - Feb 17,2014
This past week I travelled to New York City to speak at an event honouring the 30th anniversary of the 1984 “Jesse Jackson for president” campaign.
By James J. Zogby - Feb 10,2014
This is Black History Month in the United States — a time to reflect on the contributions African Americans have made to our nation’s history and to take note of the progress that has been made in advancing racial equality and the challenges that remain. A special
By James J. Zogby - Feb 03,2014
Two decades after Israeli and Palestinian leaders signed an interim peace agreement in Washington, DC, the task of achieving a final resolution to the conflict has become significantly more difficult. Not only have the physical impediments to peace grown — for example, the

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