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Pacino Nailed It

In your September 16 issue your thumbnail review of Chicago Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice says it only works “if Shylock is a slapstick comic villain.” Not for me: catch the recent movie with Al Pacino as a deeply wounded, deeply angry Shylock. You take your cue from Harold Bloom . . . a Jew-hating Jew? […]

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The True Israelites

To the editors: In response to Dina DiLorenzo’s letter on p. 35 of your 11/15/91 issue, regarding presumed Israeli abuse of “indigenous” people: Ms. DiLorenzo errs in viewing the Greek-descended Philistines as indigenous to Palestine. Furthermore, the Arabs of which the Palestinians are a branch, are largely a mix of peoples whose ancestors invaded the […]

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Medical Crime

To the editors: Since the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has stopped funding to Professor Peter Duesberg of the University of California, Berkeley, as stated in the Reader of October 4, 1991, I am withdrawing from the MACS study of sexually active Gay men. I applaud Duesberg’s challenge to the notion that HIV causes AIDS. […]