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Remembering Stephen Solarz
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The New York Times has an obituary up for Stephen Solarz, a former congressman from New York who "became a leading voice in the House on foreign affairs." The Times handles his post-congressional career as follows: "Mr. Solarz went on to work as a consultant and volunteer for nonprofit international organizations. He was a leader of the International Crisis Group, which works with governments and international organizations to quell deadly conflicts."

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Fouad Ajami
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The writer and professor Fouad Ajami gets a remarkably hostile obituary in today's New York Times. "Edward Said, the Palestinian cultural critic who died in 2003, accused him of having 'unmistakably racist prescriptions,'" the Times writes.

Three paragraphs of the review are devoted to quotes from the hard-left Nation. One, talking about a book by Ajami, says:

The scholar Andrew N. Rubin, writing in The Nation, said it "echoes the kind of anti-Arabism that both Washington and the pro-Israeli lobby have come to embrace."

The final passages of the obituary are also from the Nation:

In a profile in The Nation in 2003, Adam Shatz described Mr. Ajami's distinctive appearance, characterized by a "dramatic beard, stylish clothes and a charming, almost flirtatious manner."

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Leftist Nicaragua
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A lengthy Times obituary of a left-wing filmmaker reports, "In the 1980s, he wrote essays berating the administration of Ronald Reagan for trying to depose the leftist government in Nicaragua."

"Leftist" is a euphemistic way of putting it. Here is how one Times article back in the 1980s described it: "The Sandinistas, who openly acknowledge their ideological debt to Marxism and who maintain close ties to Communist governments around the world, seem vaguely uncomfortable at having an opposition party that calls itself Communist."

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Remembering Stephen Solarz
futureofcapitalism.com

The New York Times has an obituary up for Stephen Solarz, a former congressman from New York who "became a leading voice in the House on foreign affairs." The Times handles his post-congressional career as follows: "Mr. Solarz went on to work as a consultant and volunteer for nonprofit international organizations. He was a leader of the International Crisis Group, which works with governments and international organizations to quell deadly conflicts."

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