Why Bother Being Jewish?


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The missing link in the American Jewish community’s connection to Judaism.

Candles in the Dark


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An experience in a Swedish hotel lobby prompts thoughts about the endurance of Western civilization.

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In Defense of the Pope


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Thou shalt not stereotype.

From the Writings of David Horowitz: March 7, 2010


The desire for a world that is fundamentally different from the one we have been given was the precise hubris I had found troubling in the radical cause. As Lew had written, revolutionaries and redeemers “put a romantic overlay over life;…they [played] on the most ancient of all human impulses, the desire to cover over [...]

The Zinnians, the Neo-Communists, and Us


The objective of the Zinnians, the Neo-Communists of today, and the Old Left Communists of 70 years ago is identical and summarized in this image.
The death of Howard Zinn has brought the neo-Communists out of the woodwork, the latest example being Scott McLemee’s tribute to Zinn (and casual smearing of anti-Comunists like Ron Radosh) in [...]

Evangelical Pacifism in the War on Terror – by Mark D. Tooley


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Will turning the other cheek keep us safe from Islamofascists?

Guy Sorman: Bad Ideas Never Die – City Journal


French public intellectuals have a reputation—well-deserved—for being socialists, Marxists, or Trotskyists. One thinks in this regard of popular figures like Jean-Paul Sartre, Pierre Bourdieu, Jacques Derrida, and Simone de Beauvoir, all with fan clubs on American campuses. Some French thinkers, however, have carried forward another intellectual tradition, that of classical liberalism—pro-democracy and pro-market—and running from […]

Midnight Snack


I took The Wife to see the new Disney movie the other night. (She has a childlike side and particularly appreciates children’s movies. This is one of the aspects of her that I cherish the most.)
She loved this attempt to revitalize Disney’s tradition of traditional animation. And while it’s certainly great to see the company [...]

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NewsReal Sunday: O’Reilly’s Attack on Atheists Doesn’t Do Jesus Any Favors


Bill O’Reilly’s war on Christmas response does more harm than good.

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