The Madoffs, Still Damaging Their Children

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JPod has an interesting column on the despicable Madoffs. I didn't realize that Ruth Madoff was trying to subvert one book about the scandal while propping-up another. The fact that the book she is subverting is a book by the widow of her dead-by-suicide son -- who killed himself out of shame and despair -- and that the widow is trying to raise their children -- well, it never really ends with this family:


Andrew needs money, and Ruth, in particular, is trying to help him get some. Well, so does Stephanie, who is raising her two children -- their grandchildren -- without a father. Even in the rubble of their lives, the Madoffs are still screwing their own family for their own selfish reasons.



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Before joining The Atlantic in 2007, Goldberg was a Middle East correspondent, and the Washington correspondent, for The New Yorker. He was previouslly a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and New York magazine. He has also written for the Jewish Daily Forward and was a columnist for The Jerusalem Post.

Goldberg's book Prisoners was hailed as one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Progressive, Washingtonian magazine, and Playboy. He received the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism and the 2005 Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize. He is also the winner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists prize for best international investigative journalist; the Overseas Press Club award for best human-rights reporting; and the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism.

In 2001, Goldberg was appointed the Syrkin Fellow in Letters of the Jerusalem Foundation, and in 2002 he became a public-policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

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