"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Thursday, December 11, 2003 Where did the name Palestine come from? According to this history of the term, Palestine was a name imposed on the region in 135 AD by the Romans in a move to erase the name of Judea following a Jewish uprising. The name came from the Greek "Philistine Syria," after the biblical Philistines, who were not Arabs or even Semitic, but related to the Greeks.