Here are some more recent works on Israel and it place in American Foreign policy:

"The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People" by Walter Russell Mead (2022)


Mead is a Professor of Foreign Affairs at Bard College and author of the Global Affairs column for the Wall Street Journal (see below).

"Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present" (2008) by Michael B. Oren


"Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East" (2003) by Michael B. Oren


Oren is American Born and Educated, but moved to Israel as a young adult. He was Israel's Ambassador to the United States from 2009 through 2013.

Here is Mead's column on the Hamas atrocity from today's Wall Street Journal:

"Hamas’s Global Test for Biden: His response to the attack on Israel will show the world what he is made of." By Walter Russell Mead Oct. 9, 2023


Also from today's WSJ:

"Hamas’s Barbaric Attack and the New World Disorder: Savagery is essential to the terrorists’ strategy, and U.S. weakness surely emboldened them." By Gerard Baker Oct. 9, 2023


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The landscape of ancient human pathogens in Eurasia from the Stone Age to historical times

OMG in love w this

Suggestion: I think you should interview Adam Rutherford for the podcast. He’s half Indian and an incidental geneticist.

You’re kind of more alike than not.

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Thanks, especially for those book notices. A speed reader you must surely be!

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"Bronze Age Northern Eurasian Genetics in the Context of Development of Metallurgy and Siberian Ancestry and Postglacial genomes from foragers across Northern Eurasia reveal prehistoric mobility associated with the spread of the Uralic and Yeniseian languages."

I need a genetics blogger to unpack these for me... or Matt. Is he lurking round the comments?

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Thanks for the book recommendations, Razib! This newsletter is always a source of helpful information.

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