Mark Klempner is a folklorist, oral historian and social commentator. His book "The Heart Has Reasons: Holocaust Rescuers and Their Stories of Courage" was published in 2006 by the Pilgrim Press. The son of an immigrant who barely escaped the Holocaust, Klempner spent nearly a decade talking with and getting to know the Dutch rescuers in order to write "The Heart Has Reasons."
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Friday, September 28, 2007
The Internet: Our Last Hope for a Free Press
I consider the Internet to be one of the world's great wonders. And also America's last hope for a free press. When I was growing up in the 1970s, there were many people with a lot of things to say, but they generally had no platform. That's why we needed figures like Bob Dylan to be "the voice of...
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Time for New Marshall Plan to Rebuild, Heal World
In the Bible, we read that God created the world in six days but took 40 days to partially destroy it in the flood. I wish the human race could operate more like that. Instead, we've developed weapons of mass destruction that can obliterate us in a flash, but we seem to lack the capacity to rebuild, repair and heal ourselves with any kind of speed. For instance, more than five years after the attack on the twin towers, we have yet to complete a monument at Ground Zero - but have managed to drop an estimated 50,000 bombs on Iraq.