Reza Aslan: Authority on Islam and the Middle East?


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A narcissistic charlatan exposed.

Point/CounterPoint: Should We Be Concerned About Sarah Palin’s Endorsement of Rand Paul?


From Louisville Mojo:
As Republican US Senate candidate Dr. Rand Paul approaches his biggest campaign event yet—a Saturday rally at the Fairgrounds that will feature Paul onstage with his dad, former Presidential candidate and US Congressman Dr. Ron Paul—the big news is an upcoming endorsement from 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
David Adams, Paul’s campaign manager, [...]

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, […]