The Iconoclast

Sunday, 17 January 2021
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by Conrad Black Many readers have asked that I comment on the American political scene and President Trump, most noisily veteran Toronto Star plagiarist Bob Hepburn, who for 40 years has been intermittently snorting out of the undergrowth foaming biliously about some alleged turpitude of mine. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2021 6:31 AM by Conrad Black
Sunday, 17 January 2021
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by Hugh Fitzgerald By refusing American requests not to buy the S-400 missile defense system from the Russians, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has quite unnecessarily caused great damage both to Turkey’s economy and to its military. A report on his folly, by the always informative Burak ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2021 5:20 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Sunday, 17 January 2021
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by Michael Curtis John Stuart Mill Beware, lest we walk into a well from looking at the stars. In politics, John Stuart Mill told us, it is almost a commonplace that a party of order and stability, and party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2021 5:05 AM by Michael Curtis
Saturday, 16 January 2021
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From the Telegraph A senior Scottish court has dismissed an appeal against Abdelbaset al-Megrahi’s conviction for the worst terrorist act in British history. Senior judges have ruled that incriminating evidence over luggage tags deemed inadmissible 20 years ago at the Lockerbie bomber’s original ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2021 12:39 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 16 January 2021
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by Michael Rectenwald Both Democrats and Republicans think America is disintegrating. But the newspeak narrative says that Trump and his supporters must be cleansed from the nation before it can heal. This totalitarian mindset could be the US’ undoing. A recent Axios-Ipsos poll suggests that ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2021 6:39 AM by Michael Rectenwald
Saturday, 16 January 2021
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by Conrad Black Assertions that 2020 was a crazy year are literally true. It is clear that we should never have listened to, or at least taken seriously, the advice of public-health experts to shut down the economy of the Western world in order to “flatten the curve” of the increase in the incidence ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2021 4:46 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 16 January 2021
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Just after the signing of the reconciliation agreement by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council was held including – for the first time in three years — representatives of Doha. The Saudi Crown Prince opened the meeting by reminding everyone that ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2021 4:33 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 15 January 2021
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by Phyllis Chesler Dear Jeff Bezos: Please know that I love bookstores. I may have spent at least a quarter of my life there, happily browsing, buying, dreaming, attending book readings—and delivering some readings of my own. Once, at Books and Books in Coral Gables, Florida, I got lost ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2021 8:35 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Friday, 15 January 2021
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Also from the Daily Mail A Muslim headteacher and her father carried on teaching despite being convicted of running an illegal Islamic private school that failed to promote core British values, a court has heard.  Nadia Ali, 39, and Arshad Ali, 74, deny that the Ambassadors High School in Streatham, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2021 8:28 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 15 January 2021
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after suing security firm working for Heathrow Express that used fake bomb daubed with words 'Allahu Akbar' as part of training exercise From the Daily Mail Anis Ali, 36, launched a claim for compensation after he discovered that the fake suspicious package planted to test security procedures ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2021 8:12 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 15 January 2021
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by Theodore Dalrymple Gabriel Matzneff At the beginning of January, 2020 (I was tempted to write “At the beginning of January, 2020 BC,” that is, Before Covid), a book was published in France that caused a great stir. It was written by Vanessa Springora, a publishing executive, and it was called ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2021 6:30 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Friday, 15 January 2021
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The Case, Evidence, & Statistical Receipts ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2021 5:06 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Friday, 15 January 2021
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The Democrats are not going to be able to hide much longer behind their Trump hatred. But it’s really all they’ve got. by Conrad Black These are among the darkest days of American democracy. With nearly airtight totalitarian uniformity, the American media robotically repeat that there is no ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2021 4:48 AM by Conrad Black
Friday, 15 January 2021
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Holocaust Denial is a favorite sport and a pastime among a certain group of Muslims who cannot allow themselves to admit that there had ever been a Holocaust in which six million Jews were murdered, for recognition of that truth might increase sympathy for the Jews, and thus ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2021 4:40 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 14 January 2021
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by Gary Fouse The Democrat party continues to sink to new lows. With the support of ten Republicans, the Dems in the House of Representatives have brought impeachment back to the country, just days before President Trump leaves office. Trump now stands as the first US president to be impeached ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2021 5:05 AM by Gary Fouse
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