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Frederic Raphael is the author of numerous works, including “Some Talk of Alexander: A Journey Through Space and Time in the Greek World.” He won an...

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Frederic Raphael on ‘The Invention of the Jewish People’

A best-seller in Israel, Shlomo Sand’s startling book argues there never was a Jewish people, only a Jewish religion, and explodes the myth of a unique nation with a special destiny.

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Frederic Raphael on Socrates

Was Socrates an atheist, a guru to a strange sect and an elitist corrupting the youth of a democratic Athens defeated in the Peloponnesian War, as his accusers successfully charged? A new book by Robin Waterfield seeks to dispel the myths about “Why Socrates Died.”

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Frederic Raphael is the author of numerous works, including “Some Talk of Alexander: A Journey Through Space and Time in the Greek World.” He won an Oscar in 1965 for his screenplay “Darling” and wrote the screenplays for the films “Far From the Madding Crowd” and “Two for the Road.” He is writing a book for Pantheon tentatively titled “The Outcast Jew: From Flavius Josephus to Hannah Arendt.” His latest novel, “Final Demands,” will be published in London in early March.

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