Curious Defenses of the Goldstone Report

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Goldstone invokes his Jewishness, Zionism, his daughter’s residence in Israel and his connection to Hebrew University.

Cracks in the Islamist Curtain

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Unprecedented defiance in the heart of the Muslim world.

Eric Kurlander: Empathy for Hitler? What in the World is Oliver Stone Talking About? – HNN

Last week the director Oliver Stone caused quite a stir when, in describing his new Showtime mini-series, “A Secret History of America,” he declared that Adolf Hitler was an “easy scapegoat throughout history… [who]‘s been used cheaply.” “We can’t judge people as only ‘bad’ or ‘good,’” Stone continued. Even Hitler was “the product of a […]

Comrades’ Way

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President Obama’s policies are bearing the same fruit as those of his socialist counterparts.

The Educated Muslim Terrorist

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Why so many jihadists are Westernized and come from the upper middle class.

Gauging the Iranian Threat

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Should Israel – and the world – worry about nuclear-armed mullahs?

The Religious Left’s Prophecies of Doom – by Mark D. Tooley

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Since when are Methodist Bishops qualified to pontificate on environmental policy?

Candace de Russy: Hate-America Sociology – Minding The Campus

Recently, a colleague forwarded to me a copy of an exam from an introductory sociology class found lying in a room at a public college in the east. It was graded 100%. The exam deserves to be quoted at length, as parts of it are virtually indistinguishable from the old Soviet agitprop of the Fifties: […]

Iranians’ Cry for Freedom – by Lisa Daftari

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Daring Iranians continue to take to the streets.

Christopher Hitchens: Arthur Koestler’s manic intellectual career – The Atlantic

I cannot recall a book title that was less well-shaped to its subject. Far from being a “skeptic,” Arthur Koestler was a man not merely convinced but actively enthused by practically any intellectual or political or mental scheme that came his way. When he was in the throes of an allegiance, he positively abhorred doubt, […]