300 Click for offerThis is not the first time the United States or others have ignored risks while rushing toward a new, apparently magical solution to a military threat or shortcoming. During the Cold War, America and Russia competed fiercely to threaten each other’s vital assets with bombers that took hours to cross oceans and with ballistic missiles that could reach their targets in 30 minutes. Ultimately, each side accumulated more than 31,000 warheads (even though the detonations of just 100 weapons would have sparked a severe global famine and stripped away significant protections against ultraviolet radiation). Eventually the fever broke, partly because of the Soviet Union’s dissolution, and the two nations reduced their arsenals through negotiations to about 6,500 nuclear warheads apiece. Instead, China has tried to turn public opinion against the protesters. The state media has depicted them as violent separatists, even though most protesters say they are uninterested in independence. The state media fanned the flames of a backlash against the N.B.A. after a team executive expressed support of the protests on Twitter.
Students, read one or both of the articles, then tell us: It was sometimes hard for a kid watching reruns of “Hogan’s Heroes” — as I did nearly every weekday afternoon that Gerald Ford was president — to square the foolishness of Klink and Schultz with the genocidal monstrosity of the real Nazis. Surely it’s in bad taste to take evil so lightly. But in 1967, when “The Producers” came out, World War II was still within living memory for many adults, and so was a wartime tradition of mocking the enemy. Brooks, who attacked the history of comedy with scholarly diligence, was following in the footsteps of two of the great comic minds of old Hollywood: Charles Chaplin and Ernst Lubitsch.XS M S
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BRAND ::SPORTS SCOTTY• But he added that more work remains, and “that the talks are nearing a point where they would either produce a deal or end with no agreement.” That would be a way of making the utility’s interests better aligned with the public’s interests, as he explained in a recent memo. It could also force utility operators to include ratepayers in more decisions.
“The Spy” dramatizes the life of the Mossad operative Eli Cohen (Sacha Baron Cohen, all seriousness here) and his undercover work in Syria in the 1960s. Scenes alternate between Cohen’s past (his hasty recruitment by Israeli intelligence several years earlier) and present (his establishment of connections with Syrian politicians and officials in order to gain access to state and military secrets). The showrunner Gideon Raff (“Homeland”) amps up the paranoia so that even the most innocuous exchanges — being offered a glass of water, for instance — pulsate with tension and menace. While the policies created by the Housing and Urban Development Act did not immediately change the practices or the beliefs within the real estate industry — or among agents working for the Federal Housing Administration — it did allow for the participation of broader networks of real estate operatives and lenders that circulated billions of new dollars throughout the urban housing market.