Israeli activists are looking to the Europeans and international organizations to step in where the U.S. has faltered, but nothing can replace American engagement in the region, writes contributor Sarah Wildman.
Sarah Wildman writes on the intersection of culture and politics, history and memory in Europe and America. Over the last decade, she has lived in and reported from Paris, Vienna, Madrid, Washington, Jerusalem and Berlin – aided by numerous grants and fellowships. She was the 2010 Peter R. Weitz Prize winner, from the German Marshall Fund, a prize awarded for excellence in European coverage. She is a columnist for the International Herald Tribune, a regular contributor to the New York Times, Slate and the Guardian, and a contributing editor at the Forward; she is also, currently, a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins SAIS; stories have also appeared in New York Magazine, Travel&Leisure, the New Republic (where she was formerly on staff), the American Prospect, and others.
Oklahoma now requires that babies otherwise eligible for coverage in the child-only market remain uninsured. Contributor Sarah Wildman asks why the state has prioritized insurers’ demands over the well being of its newborns.
As his campaign foundered and fizzled, the Texas Governor embraced a brand of Islamophobia championed by the Gingrich camp for many months now.
For Sarah Wildman, the best possible outcome from Lowe’s lamentable decision to pull its ads from the TLC reality show is a national realization that Muslims are just as boring as the rest of us.
In the wake of the furor surrounding Ambassador Howard Gutman’s recent comments about anti-Semitism among Muslims in Europe, Sarah Wildman defends the ambassador’s decision to initiate a nuanced conversation about what hate looks like, where it comes from and how it spreads in today’s world.