Jul 272014
Fuse Book Review: An Evocative Biography of Zionist Agitator and Writer Vladmir Jabotinsky

There’s room to wonder if Vladmir Jabotinsky would have accepted Menachem Begin, Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu as his legitimate Zionist heirs.

Oct 242013
Short Fuse News: "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" -- A PBS Series Not to be Missed

In the first episode, Henry Louis Gates Jr. takes viewers back to Africa to talk, not as has been done before, with Africans whose forebears were lost to slavery but with descendants of Africans who grew rich on slave trade.

Oct 192013
Short Fuse Interview: The Enigma of Vo Nguyen Giap -- Military Mastermind, or "Marginalized Hero"?

iIf we lift the fog hovering over the War in Vietnam what we find a story nearly unknown in the West: far from devising and launching the Tet Offensive, Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap consistently and adamantly opposed it.