NRB Book Club: Christopher Hitchens on Horowitz and Humor


It sounds like a cliché. “If Hitchens didn’t exist,” wrote Ian McEwan, “we wouldn’t be able to invent him.”
I’m looking at Christopher Hitchens’ latest book. On the front-cover he’s smoking and (my guess) sending secret smoke signals to neo-conservatives. And yet, in the world of politics, no-one appears more complicated than Christopher Hitchens because of [...]

Is Communist Van Jones Making A Comeback?


After being unceremoniously booted from the Obama White House last year, is self-described communist Van Jones angling to get back into the public spotlight?
It certainly looks like the former green jobs czar wants back in the political game.
Jones is just one of the many radicals to come out of California, Glenn Beck observed on his [...]

Joel Beinin Whines about Israeli Airport’s “Harassment” – by Steven Plaut


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Why might a recent visitor of Israel’s enemies be detained when entering Israel?