Monthly Archives: August 2006

Cathy Seipp on “Hip Hypocrites”

At San Francisco’s City Lights bookstore — here.

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“Beware of religion without irony”

Roger Scruton examines the touchy side of the “religion of peace”: The term “Islamofascism” was introduced by the French writer Maxine Rodinson (1915-2004) to describe the Iranian Revolution of 1978. Rodinson was a Marxist, who described as “fascist” any movement … Continue reading

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Roger Kimball impersonates Mr. Patience

And Mr. Patience is, of course, anything but. With a dash of gallows humor, Kimball laughs Martin Walker off the stage. It’s a comedy we’ve seen before, is what Kimball has to say to Walker: Mr. Walker soothes us with … Continue reading

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There’s this horse in the last race at Belmont

Every once in a while I’ll tell you that there is something that you absolutely have to read and, even if you’re not in the mood, you have to listen to me. This post at The Belmont Club is something … Continue reading

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Who’s afraid of Eugenio Pacelli?

Sir Martin Gilbert reviews a new book about Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust.

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Always interesting…

…is the independent investigative writer Edward Jay Epstein. Here he uses tweezers to pluck some fibers from the 9/11 Commission, headed by Lee Hamilton and Tom Kean, and put them in an evidence bag.

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Red State Jews: Mugged by Mideast Reality

There is still flawed and superficial reasoning in this. One doesn’t stand up from a mugging by reality without a little dizziness, especially after a lifetime on the Left. But it’s a start, at least insofar as saving Israel is … Continue reading

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Norman Podhoretz pours everyone a shot of reality…

…about Iraq and the Middle East: Mr. Podhoretz loops back to the allegations that the administration has botched the execution of its Middle East policy. “I get impatient and even angry with this relentless carrying on in the face of … Continue reading

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Beck decapitates Mike Wallace, in public…

…with a broadsword.

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Another “Peace” demonstration

This one in London. Here are a few of the messages: The placards and banners brandished by these practitioners of “peace” speak for themselves: “Slay those who insult Islam” “Behead those who insult Islam” “Massacre those who insult Islam” “Butcher … Continue reading

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Our “Surreal Rules” for fighting Islamofascists

Victor Davis Hanson lays out the ridiculous rules we observe for fighting in the Middle East. Here’s rule number one: 1. Any death — enemy or friendly, accidental or deliberate, civilian or soldier — favors the terrorists. The Islamists have … Continue reading

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“Voltage Whore”

The Vandammobile rolled into the Rondout section of Kingston around 8:00 p.m. via the back way, which runs along the Rondout Creek from Rosendale. I was intentionally early for the gig by Rizzi and the Voltage Whore Boys at The … Continue reading

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You’ve got to be impressed

Get this: For three years the scientific community waited with bated breath for new results from NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP). It appears it was worth the wait. The WMAP science team announced today that it found powerful new … Continue reading

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“Workshop”

Roger Kimball’s essay “Retaking the University: a battle plan,” published last year by The New Criterion, which Kimball edits, is definitely worth a read, but if you only have time for one line, this is it: The English novelist Kingsley … Continue reading

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A VDH Bonus

Riding Off Into the Sunset

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More about…

…the Postmodern Liquidation of the West, again via First Things. This time it’s R.R. Reno: I have long felt that the defining event of my lifetime has been an ongoing cultural revolution. A recent book by Philip Reiff, My Life … Continue reading

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