The Iconoclast

Friday, 30 June 2017
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By Kenneth Francis (July 2017)   Charles Sheeler, American Landscape, 1930     When Donald Trump last month put climate change on the backburner during the Paris Accord, many non-Green small business owners breathed a sigh of relief. (Remember, the Accord is not mandatory and final. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/30/2017 2:08 PM by NER
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Friday, 30 June 2017
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by David P. Gontar (July 2017)   Margaret of Anjou, Jane Telford, 2013.                Come, wait upon him, lead him to my bower. The moon, methinks, looks with a wat’ry eye, And when she weeps, weeps every little flower, Lamenting some enforcèd chastity. Tie up my love’s tongue; bring ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/30/2017 1:42 PM by NER
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Friday, 30 June 2017
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by Robert Gear (July 2017)   I first became aware of the slow, insidious gains of creeping Sharia in 1995, sometime after I visited the public library of a large, provincial English City. The library itself was of an eye-wincing brutalist design fashionable in post-war Britain.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/30/2017 1:34 PM by NER
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Friday, 30 June 2017
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By Ibn Warraq (July 2017)   Ludwig Wittgenstein, artist unknown     A friend of mine, Professor Dominique Urvoy, a distinguished scholar and world authority on Islamic Philosophy and Averroes, was invited to a conference in Morocco a few years ago. At a coffee break, an Arab colleague ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/30/2017 1:29 PM by NER
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Friday, 30 June 2017
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By A.J. Caschetta (July 2017)         With Iraqi forces now controlling most of Mosul and the siege of Raqqa underway, many are predicting the imminent demise of the Islamic State. ISIS propagandists argue that the caliphate can withstand the loss of territory, but without a “state” ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/30/2017 1:17 PM by NER
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Friday, 30 June 2017
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by G. Murphy Donovan (July 2017) Once upon a time, ratlines were horizontal ropes in a ship’s rigging that allowed a sailor to scale the lines or climb a ship’s mast.  On a sinking ship, rat lines were the last refuge for rodents and unlucky tars that couldn’t swim or didn’t make it into a lifeboat. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/30/2017 1:11 PM by NER
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Friday, 30 June 2017
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by Norman Berdichevsky (July 2017) Gavrilo Princip sparking the Great War, June 28, 1914     Unless you happened to catch the 30 second news item on May 22, 2006 on the more internationally-oriented networks such as the BBC or CNN, you probably don’t know or care that Podgorica is the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/30/2017 1:06 PM by NER
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Friday, 30 June 2017
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by Fergus Downie (July 2017)   Little Dutch Boy safeguarding the essential.  (Artwork built on the work of Marguerite Scott)     Prelude   Surveying the life's work of Theo Van Gogh it is difficult not to read into it metaphors of civilisational decline. A distant relative of ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/30/2017 1:02 PM by NER
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Friday, 30 June 2017
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By D.L. Adams (July 2017) The purpose of this inquiry is to explain and support the contention that the American political Left is now a Utopian political cult.   Because of its conversion into a cult, the Left viewpoint and its public and official organization, the Democratic party, are ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/30/2017 12:52 PM by NER
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Friday, 30 June 2017
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By Samuel Hux (July 2017) Defeated German soldier, burning Reichstag.   One of my dearest friends was a German actor and Wehrmacht veteran who died in 2008 at 96 years. An immeasurable absence in my life.   But, I get ahead of myself. more>>>   ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/30/2017 12:47 PM by NER
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Friday, 30 June 2017
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by Jerry Gordon (July 2017)     O n the cusp of the month long obligatory Muslim observances of Ramadan in late May 2017, New English Review Press published an important and timely work by noted former Muslim, Islamic doctrine exegete and colleague, Ibn Warraq: The Islam in Islamic Terrorism: ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/30/2017 12:37 PM by NER
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Friday, 30 June 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple (July 2017)   The Readers, by Joseph Larusso     All that is necessary for evil to triumph, wrote Edmund Burke (though no one seems to be quite sure where), is for good men to do nothing. This naturally raises the question as to where good men are to be found. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/30/2017 12:32 PM by NER
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Friday, 30 June 2017
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Robert Spencer writes in PJMedia It is a symptom of the denial and willful ignorance that blankets the present age that this book even had to be written, and that Ibn Warraq, a historian and social theorist of preeminent insight and wisdom, should have had to devote his considerable talents to ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/30/2017 4:22 AM by NER
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Thursday, 29 June 2017
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by Michael Curtis One of the great misfortunes of history is that a young, unemployed, mediocre realistic painter of buildings and landscapes named Adolf Hitler was denied admission to the Vienna Academy of Fine Art. If he had been admitted the world would have been saved from one of the greatest ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2017 6:33 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 29 June 2017
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by Nidra Poller The third and final cycle of the French elections has concluded with a smiley. President Emmanuel Macron did indeed obtain the parliamentary majority he needed and now stands alone in majestic elevation. The Socialist party is ground to dust; the Front National's pretention to ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2017 6:19 AM by Nidra Poller
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Thursday, 29 June 2017
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by Walid Phares President Trump's exposure of The Washington Post may be part of Washington's politics nowadays. The once mainstream and centrist daily has changed. It has shifted toward the radical side while maintaining the appearance of professionalism and journalistic style. The Post, though ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2017 4:03 AM by Walid Phares
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Wednesday, 28 June 2017
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President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan The National Congress Party (NCP) regime has been ruling Sudan through deception, intimidation of its opponents and releasing false propaganda through its controlled media. Since June 16, 2017, rumors have spread that General Taha Osman al Hussein, State Minister ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2017 4:15 PM by Lt. Gen. Abakar M. Abdallah
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Wednesday, 28 June 2017
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Justin Raimondo has two interesting articles on Oliver Stone's Putin Interviews. If you can't see those interviews on Showtime, read these articles instead. Mr. Raimondo brings out some key points.  Part One Part Two. Part Three. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2017 12:22 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 28 June 2017
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Uproot Personnel, Apply the Cuba Reversal to Guatemala by Steve Hecht On June 16 in Miami, President Trump reversed Obama’s Cuba policy with a new approach that emphasizes basic freedoms and personal opportunity. On the same day, also in Miami, Vice President Mike Pence met with Guatemalan ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2017 4:43 AM by Steve Hecht
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Tuesday, 27 June 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Muslim groups sit down outside Trump Tower (CNN) The Washington Post has reported — drop a ready tear — that there will be no Iftar Dinner this year in the White House: For the first time in nearly two decades, Ramadan has come and gone without the White House recognizing ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/27/2017 7:10 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 27 June 2017
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by Michael Curtis The new film, Wonder Woman, a blockbuster extravaganza, is the latest in the superhero genre, but several aspects of it are worth noting. First is the conception of Wonder Woman herself. Even strict feminists will have difficulty with Irving Berlin’s sharpshooter Annie Oakley’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/27/2017 5:00 AM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 26 June 2017
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The reductio ad Hitlerum: a refuge of tired minds by Theodore Dalrymple A specter haunts Europe—this time, not that of Communism, as the opening lines of The Communist Manifesto famously assert, but that of Adolf Hitler. Nearly three-quarters of a century after Hitler’s death, the mere mention ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2017 7:31 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Monday, 26 June 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Piers Morgan had Tommy Robinson on his show recently, but only very briefly, and he hardly let Robinson have a word edgewise, interrupting him at every turn. Here is how it went: Piers Morgan, co-host of “Good Morning Britain,” angrily denounced Tommy Robinson, an author ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2017 4:50 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 25 June 2017
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From the Mirror and Breitbart Muslim extremist Michael Adebolajo, 31, has been described by prison officer as “violent, unpredictable and a major danger to other prisoners”. But the real threat he poses is his ability to radicalise other inmates, prison sources have revealed. Dozens of prisoners ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2017 12:00 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 25 June 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple It is a commonplace that Switzerland is the only real democracy in the world: that is to say, the only country in the world where the people control the government in more than a nominal and intermittent fashion, and can call it to account at any time, on any subject, at ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2017 10:54 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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