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The Iconoclast

Sunday, 20 January 2008
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Ron Rosenbaum: Here is your chance to weigh in on one of the most troubling dilemmas in contemporary literary culture. I know I'm hopelessly conflicted about it. It's the question of whether the last unpublished work of Vladimir Nabokov, which is now reposing unread in a Swiss bank vault, should ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2008 6:10 PM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 20 January 2008
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Posted on 01/20/2008 3:14 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 20 January 2008
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The magazine "Encounter" (our C.I.A. money at work, and well worth it) used to publish dispatches from the late D. J. Enright, who would always include, as a kind of lagniappe, bits and pieces of English written by his students, mainly those he had in Singapore, but also remembering ones he ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2008 2:51 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 20 January 2008
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From The Times:  MIGRANTS who come to the UK are abandoning more than just their homeland. Thousands of new arrivals are adopting common British names to avoid discrimination or just poor pronunciation. Arabic names such as Karim and Muhammad are being changed to Kevin and Michael, while Indians ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2008 12:36 PM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 20 January 2008
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"previous edge art displays..."-- from a reader about Gregory Green [hereinafter "Gr. Gr."] So that's what it is. "Edge Art." "Edgy." Edge Art that is called that because, you see, it is"edgy." It "pushes the edge of the envelope." ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2008 12:20 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 20 January 2008
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"It was the French for whom there was no difference between Arabs and Berbers and who indiscriminately identified all the peoples of northern Africa as Arabs. French influence under French rule is the reason why even Berbers identify as Arabs."-- from a reader But is this true? Many Frenchmen ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2008 11:52 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 20 January 2008
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The Telegraph: Demonstrating the extent to which he sees himself as "defender of faith", the Prince of Wales wrote to Mahathir Mohamad, the former prime minister of Malaysia, saying that he was "determined to continue the battle to spread the message that proper fundamentalism is in the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2008 11:43 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 20 January 2008
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"With moves towards a peace settlement at Annapolis and an American presidential visit to Israel, there is real hope that a peace deal can be reached," said Matthew Sinclair, author of the report and policy analyst at the TPA. "In order for a deal to stick over the long term, however, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2008 11:36 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 20 January 2008
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Most of his [Gregory Green's] pieces are not displayed like traditional art pieces. A model pipe bomb lies on the floor in the corner with barely any lighting. A Bible with an explosive inside sits prominently in the center of the room.--from this news item But is it art? See Jacques Barzun. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2008 11:24 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 20 January 2008
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AFP (with thanks to Alan): The plans by far-right MP Geert Wilders to make a film that he says will show the Koran is "an inspiration for murder" has caused unease in the Netherlands which fears violent repercussions. Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende has said that Wilders' plans and the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2008 11:10 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 20 January 2008
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Shire Network News is back! This week's interview guest is California-based filmmaker, Chris Burgard, whose documentary about the situation on the US-Mexico border is winning awards and pissing off all the right people. His film, "Border", unleashes a haunting, inside look at what has ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2008 10:33 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 20 January 2008
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One advantage of having a less than perfect memory is that you can re-discover things. It's a bit like finding a coat in the back of your wardrobe that you bought years ago and forgot about, even though you liked it at the time and it is now back in fashion. A long time ago I read Mark ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2008 10:12 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 20 January 2008
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In honor of  the Shi'a festival of Ashura, here is more on the Hidden Imam from Wikipedia: Birth and early life according to Twelver Shi'as Twelver Shi'as believe that Muhammad was born in 868 AD as Muhammad ibn Hasan ibn Ali. There is debate within the Twelver community who his mother is. Many ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2008 10:09 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 20 January 2008
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Though female genital mutilation is not confined to Muslims, when it is done in Muslim countries, it is generally justified by Islam. Note the use of the word "circumcision" and the equating of FGM with male circumcision even though male cicumcision doesn't diminish sexual feeling in ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2008 8:58 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 20 January 2008
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Some years ago I visited Peking, or Beijing as we must now call it. I didn't like it much, but the Wall was good. In fact it was Great. I took a picture: Times writer Ben Macintyre is obviously a man after my own heart, since he had exactly the same reaction: I RECENTLY VISITED THE GREAT ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2008 8:33 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 20 January 2008
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Make the most of today. Tomorrow is "the unhappiest day of the year". This is according to scientists, perhaps the same scientists who tell us that ugly people look better from a distance if you've had a few beers, that eating too much makes you fat and too little makes you thin, and that ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2008 6:38 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 20 January 2008
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Esmerelda quotes "Judge" Hasan as saying: "We want to offer [Sharia law] to the British." I like that word "offer". It puts me in mind of the contract rules: offer, acceptance and consideration make a contract. Islam is just like English law, isn't it? Except ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2008 5:53 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 20 January 2008
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From The Sunday Telegraph Islamic courts meet every week in the UK to rule on divorces and financial disputes. Clare Dwyer Hogg and Jonathan Wynne-Jones report on demands by senior Muslims that sharia be given legal authority Amnah is going through a divorce and is baffled at being told that she ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2008 2:44 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 19 January 2008
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Posted on 01/19/2008 7:46 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 19 January 2008
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"Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, speaking in Portugal, praised the intelligence services for the raids but said not to jump to conclusions about those arrested."-- from the news article linked below Of course not. No conclusions should ever be jumped to in such ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/19/2008 7:36 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 19 January 2008
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Thomas Landen writes at Brussels Journal: Last week the Austrian politician Susanne Winter caused an Alpine storm with her controversial statement that the prophet Mohammed (PBUH) was “a child molester” who had married a six-year-old girl and “a warlord” who had written ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/19/2008 6:10 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 19 January 2008
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We should help those in North Africa (and in France) who know, are well aware, of their Berber identity. And they will point out, in the ways that they think most effective, that many of those "Arabs" are in fact one or two or five generations away from being Berbers. DNA is coming to the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/19/2008 5:13 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 19 January 2008
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Should the Saudi monarchy be permitted to purchase an important equity position in some of America’s leading banks? How can Hillary be objective when the very same monarchy donated $10 million to the Clinton Library and Foundation? Should the UAE be allowed in? How can Hillary decide fairly when ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/19/2008 4:50 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 19 January 2008
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Or so it seems at this point. (Hat tip: Gates of Vienna) The Local: Police in Örebro have confirmed that university lecturer Fuat Deniz was related to a 42-year-old man being held in connection with his murder. Police said that an old feud between the two family members constituted the most ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/19/2008 3:50 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 19 January 2008
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From The Saturday Nation of Kenya It took hundreds of them pushing and pulling with their bare hands, but the rail line finally yielded. Odongo Obinge, a 30-year-old clothing designer who lives in Kibera, said he was part of the group that did it. “We decided to remove the railway because we ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/19/2008 12:57 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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