"Control of women's bodies is the first step toward hierarchy; so women controlling their own bodies is the first step toward democracy."
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FROM THE ISSUE | SYMPOSIUM

Gloria Steinem: Is Democracy Broken?

"If women don’t have freedom, there is no democracy," says Gloria Steinem. "Control of women’s bodies is the first step toward hierarchy; so women controlling their own bodies is the first step toward democracy."

Image: Gage Skidmore / Flickr

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FROM THE ISSUE | OPINION
Destroying ISIS Is Just the Beginning

"It will take much more than 'destroying' ISIS to have a significant effect on the condition and overall trends in the region," writes Abraham D. Sofaer. "It will take much more, in fact, than any of the ideas typically proposed as U.S. policy objectives."

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FROM THE ARCHIVES
Poetry That Is Better Than Poetry

In honor of World Poetry Day, read poet Albert Goldbarth's thumbnail guide to the Jewish voices that have contributed to American poetry.

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FOOD
Goats With the Wind: Israel’s Organic Goat Cheese Farm

At Goats with the Wind, lunch is a leisurely event spent lounging, sipping and dining on all manner of goats’ cheese—made from the milk of the goats that live here.

Image: Maddy Bazil

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