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Monday, 02 August 2021
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The inquest into the death of terrorist Sudesh Amman, 20, began at the Royal Courts of Justice on Monday morning. From the Telegraph The Streatham terrorist shot dead by police after a stabbing spree first became known to the authorities after attacking fellow pupils at his school, an inquest has ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/02/2021 11:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 02 August 2021
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Elder of Ziyon has a fascinating article: a Saudi Arab journalist, Ali al-Ameem, working for a major Arab paper, has thoroughly debunked a wild tale about Israelis desecrating Al-Aqsa on June 6, 1967, the day Israel took control of the Old City of Jerusalem. His report is here. This ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/02/2021 6:02 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Sunday, 01 August 2021
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by Theodore Dalrymple A sentence in an editorial about Afghanistan in the French newspaper, Le Monde, made me sit up. Titled “The Cruel Abandonment of Afghan Women,” it said: “Their progress [that of the Taliban] since the United States completed its military withdrawal on July 3rd bewilders ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/01/2021 7:57 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Sunday, 01 August 2021
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As the U.S. suffers through its first period of outright decline since the Great Depression, this is our chance for Canada to be an important and positive world leader by Conrad Black This is the time Canada has awaited for 350 years: the United States has momentarily subsided into a state ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/01/2021 7:49 AM by Conrad Black
Sunday, 01 August 2021
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by Phyllis Chesler American troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan, leaving the country's women to Taliban's rule. I said that I would not publish anything further at this time about the tragedy of Afghan women. And yet—one brave soul just wrote to me at length and urged me to publish her words, ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/01/2021 7:31 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Sunday, 01 August 2021
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Israel has for years been able to bomb targets in Syria virtually at will. These include Iranian bases, where precision-guided weapons are both assembled and made ready for delivery to Hezbollah, and Hezbollah bases which take delivery of these weapons and take them back to ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/01/2021 7:11 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 31 July 2021
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by Conrad Black As the 50th anniversary of the 1972 election approaches, it is time to reconsider the Watergate controversy that preceded and ultimately partially undid it. I’ve just completed a review for the New Criterion of Michael Dobbs’ new book about Watergate, King Richard. The book repeats ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/31/2021 7:43 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 31 July 2021
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by Michael Curtis Born on December 16, 1899 in the south-west London suburb of Teddington in a family of lower middle class, genteel poverty, son of an unsuccessful piano salesman but with an ambitious mother, he had little formal education and trained as a child as a dancer and actor who made ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/31/2021 7:07 AM by Michael Curtis
Saturday, 31 July 2021
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by Reg Green William Thackeray How many New English Review readers over the years, I wonder, have switched off their television set at bedtime on Sunday -- the posh channel, of course -- their minds full of stories from renowned novelists of proud lords, duplicitous bishops and scheming social ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/31/2021 12:38 AM by Reg Green
Friday, 30 July 2021
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An exclusive from the Daily Mail Scotland Yard was today criticised for failing to catch a knifeman five days after he stabbed a Christian preacher wearing a Charlie Hebdo T-shirt at Speakers' Corner, as counter-terrorism officer continue to investigate. An estimated 30 witnesses saw Hatun Tash, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/30/2021 9:45 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 30 July 2021
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by Theodore Dalrymple In few countries does the recent past weigh more heavily than in South Africa. It was not to be expected that when the peaceful handover of power from the apartheid regime to the African National Congress occurred, all would go smoothly. The peaceful handover was made ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/30/2021 6:18 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Friday, 30 July 2021
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by Hugh Fitzgerald How satisfying it is to see Israel’s claims about Hamas deliberately storing weapons in residential areas is now being backed up by the Palestinians themselves – to wit, 133 Palestinian NGOs who have denounced this dangerous and cruel practice by Hamas. The story is here: “Palestinians ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/30/2021 5:53 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 29 July 2021
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by Steve Hecht If Joe Biden follows his new sanctions on Cuba with additional measures, as he announced, the dictatorial regime could lose power. That would free Latin America from 60 years of regime efforts to impose the Cuban model, first by force of arms and then, since 1990, through internal ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/29/2021 6:49 AM by Steve Hecht
Thursday, 29 July 2021
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The Supreme Leader is worried. The Ayatollah Khamenei has had the army try to suppress the continuing protests in Ahwaz, the capital of Khuzestan, the Iranian province where almost all of that country’s oil is produced. But force hasn’t worked. Even though a half-dozen of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/29/2021 6:06 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 29 July 2021
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by Theodore Dalrymple There is another pandemic that, in the long run, may be more harmful to the health of humanity than that of COVID-19. It will ultimately cause the loss of many more years of human life, if it does not already do so. Whether pandemic is quite the right word for it might ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/29/2021 5:42 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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