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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Mark Helprin
There's magic in "Winter's Tale," in the book that inspired it and, above all, in the city that inspired the book. The first, however, contains the least magic.
Mark Helprin's next novel will have a touch of Hollywood.
Wendy Weil, a beloved literary agent known for her low-key but determined style and for an eclectic clientele of groundbreaking and best-selling authors, from Alice Walker and Rita Mae Brown to Fannie Flagg and Mark Helprin, has died. She was 72.
"She had an ability to manage chaos like no else," said Helprin, whose novel "In Sunlight and In Shadow" has just come out. "At one time, she had some 200 clients, all writers, all crazy, all under tremendous stress. And yet she was able to adjust to so many people coming from so many points of view."
As the brilliant strategic analyst and author Mark Helprin pointed out in The Wall Street Journal last weekend, Israel no longer can take comfort in the "qualitative edge" in conventional armaments that previously enabled it to contend with numerically superior enemies: "Saudi Arabia's air force (soon 380 combat aircraft, primarily F-15s) is rapidly gaining on Israel (441 combat aircraft) in quantity and quality.