A prominent Jewish leader said Monday he doubts the sincerity of former President Jimmy Carter's recent apology to the Jewish community after Carter said in a speech this month that the U.S. government has "yielded excessively" to Israel.
Marty Kaplan is often referred to as a "public intellectual." His current title is dean of the Annenberg School at USC and chairman of the Norman Lear Center. But Kaplan has led many lives -- molecular biologist, comedy writer, White House speechwriter, Disney exec, radio host. As Kaplan recently wrote me in an e-mail when I asked, "Which of those is you ?"