Although the Nation is not so bold as to openly call for the obliteration of Israel, or the killing of Jews, it has made itself the mouthpiece for the Islamic Nazis who do. Apologetics for fanatical Islamicists – for genocidal terrorists — has become the Nation’s raison d’etre. If there are culprits in the wars on terror they are America and Israel. Every [...]
The strength of the [progressive] virus derives from the meaning it supplies to meaningless lives, and the consequent good feelings — intoxicated feelings of virtue and self-righteousness — experienced by the devoted.
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When the principles of academic freedom are codified as rights for students, an important and potentially contentious issue arises, which is whether such rights lend themselves to interpretation in a way that infringes on the authority of the instructor in the classroom. Clearly the teaching relationship is (and must be) an unequal one, since it [...]
[Author Christopher Hitchens] regards the Jewish inhabitants of Israel as “land-thieves” inspired by a religious myth to establish a “divine claim” and therefore a people who “wanted the land without the people.” According to Christopher, in stealing Arab land the Jews became oppressors who “made” the Arabs victims, “with infinite cause of complaint and indefinite justification [...]
Contrast this contemptuous performance with [Christopher Hitchens's] enduring sympathies for his long-admired (but now ex-) friend Noam Chomsky, a man who spent the cold war years denying the Cambodian holocaust, promoting a denier of the Jewish Holocaust, and comparing America — unfavorably — to the Third Reich.
Loyalty to bad commitments leads to moral incoherence, which also manifests itself in Christopher [Hitchen's] choices of friends and enemies. The epic struggle against totalitarianism for much of the 20th Century was America’s cold war against the Soviet empire. But during the last decades of this cold war, Christopher’s platform was the Nation magazine – America’s leading journal [...]
While Obama made false parallels between Jews and Arabs as contributors to the intractability of the Middle East conflict and rewrote some history [in his June 4th speech to the Muslim world], he also said in no uncertain terms that it was Palestinians who had to renounce violence (and here he drew no parallels and [...]
The following is taken from the new memoir by Christopher Hitchens entitled “Hitch-22.” Mr. Horowitz suggested the quote to give inspiration to our readers on this 4th of July.
Even if not without convolutions and contradictions, it became evident that the only historical revolution with any verve left in it, or any example to offer to [...]
Among my new comrades-in-arms, many began with second thoughts, having started out as Sixties radicals like myself. Indeed, in the last few years, the nation as a whole has begun to draw back from the radical decade and its destructive agendas. What I had learned, one way or another in the course of my journey, [...]
As an agnostic, I have no idea if the universe began with a bang or has existed forever, or is the work of a Creator. But regarding what I do know, I am convinced that the biblical chapter called “Genesis” conveys a central truth about human fate.
The First Parents wanted to be like God and [...]