Reuven Glezer

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The Politicker, 1: US policy on terror requires an overhaul

The former capital of the Islamic State group’s de facto state, Raqqa, has been recaptured by U.S.-backed forces in Syria. The capture was done primarily by the Arab and Kurdish militia alliance known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, who had been besieging the Islamic State’s so-called capital city for nearly four months. The blow to…

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The Politicker: Trump lets down hurricane victims

Hurricane Maria’s devastation tore through the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, destroying the homes of thousands of islanders whose lives have been further placed in doubt by the economic future of the island. Among the shattered trees, flooding and destruction that has affected a territory long-debating its status toward the United States, there is a cloud…

Arts & Style

Ruhl’s play explores hardships of adulthood

Adulthood may be difficult to grasp for some, but it is especially hard for Kathleen Chalfant’s Ann, who, although the oldest of her siblings, has only begun to grasp the reality of dying—a  fate everyone shares, no matter how long of a life someone has lived. In the unfortunately tepid For Peter Pan on Her…

The Politicker: Trump’s announcement causes divide (Reuven Glezer)
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The Politicker: Trump’s announcement causes divide (Reuven Glezer)

The decision to end the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals program, affecting 800,000 undocumented immigrants, comes with a six-month expiration date in order for those affected to ready themselves to leave the United States. DACA’s beneficiaries tend to be minors who were brought to the United States by their parents illegally. These recipients are often…

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The Politicker: Pentagon renews Afghanistan offensive

Recently, the Trump administration announced its intention to return U.S. troops to Afghanistan, claiming there is a need for a U.S. presence in the rebuilding nation. The potential re-entry into Afghanistan would prove to be a major step backward in U.S. policy toward the country and the region in general, descending from a misguided belief…

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Icke and Macmillan bring adaptation of Orwell’s 1984 to Broadway

To experience 1984, playing through Oct. 18 at the newly renovated Hudson Theatre, is to be a participant in one of the most twisted acts of bearing witness and trauma. The claustrophobic and up-to-date production from adapters and directors Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan bridges the gap between George Orwell’s seminal warning of state-manufactured passive…