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Sunday, 16 February 2020
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by Theodore Dalrymple Like many persons possessing limited insight into the future, I had supposed that, with the collapse of the Soviet Empire, utopianism would die out in the Western world. I was mistaken. Identity politics in the West is veering in the direction of totalitarianism. A book ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/16/2020 5:15 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Sunday, 16 February 2020
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by Michael Curtis Double, double, toil and Trouble. People have burned and political parties bubble. But in the lilt of Irish laughter you can hear the angels sing, and all the world seems happy and gay. Political earthquakes are rare but the result of the parliamentary election in the Republic ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/16/2020 4:54 AM by Michael Curtis
Sunday, 16 February 2020
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I was hoping to get my own photographs of this "award winning" advertisment to put with the ones I took in 2018 to illustrate Sadiq Khan's double standards regarding the acceptability of adverts on London Underground. But I haven't seen this advert during several journeys last week, not even by bus ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/16/2020 2:33 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 15 February 2020
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From France 24 Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has been charged with raping two women besides two others he was already facing accusations over, his lawyer told AFP Thursday. The 57-year-old Ramadan, a Swiss national, was already charged in France with raping a disabled woman in 2009 and a feminist ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2020 9:23 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 15 February 2020
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The sentencing in this case reported last month. From CPS Thames and Chilterns. HT Cliff Dixon Members of a grooming gang who sexually abused girls in Oxford in the late 1990s and early 2000s have today been jailed for a total of 49 years. Naim Khan, 41, Raheem Ahmed, 42, and Mohammed Nazir, 44, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2020 8:47 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 15 February 2020
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From the Independent, the most left leaning of all our left leaning newspapers. They spend the latter half of the article rolling out assorted 'campaigners' as to why this is a bad thing. Personally I think it's a good judgment. As the Judges said, and the Independent sub-heading says  It is ‘not ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2020 7:25 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 15 February 2020
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Posted on 02/15/2020 6:14 AM by New English Review Press
Saturday, 15 February 2020
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She came from a cold, rough mining town. There grew her appreciation for ordinary people, pleasure for uninhibited partying and joy in the virtues of hard work by Conrad  Black The occasion must not be lost to pay tribute to Christie Blatchford, though many have done so more promptly and eloquently ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2020 5:48 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 15 February 2020
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by Phyllis Chesler I’ve been blessed by many, many things—we all have—but what I have in mind today is the blessing of music, both secular and sacred.  Who has not been moved as they listened to the late Callas, Caballe, or Tebaldi bring to life one of opera’s most beloved heroines and with such ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2020 5:40 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Saturday, 15 February 2020
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Last October, the Palestinian Authority banned imports of Israeli beef. It did so because, according to the PA, Palestinians found themselves forced to buy meat only from Israeli farmers, thereby limiting the import of meat from abroad. For several months, the Israelis tried ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2020 5:27 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 14 February 2020
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by John M. Joyce Recently I read an article about the ACLU at this site . The main point that I took from the article was that apart from the fact that free speech is an absolute, a position the ACLU doesn’t support any more, it seems that the most important question in free speech cases is: ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/14/2020 8:39 PM by John M. Joyce
Friday, 14 February 2020
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There is no x is especially. The word is undoubtedly not undoubtably. Anyways is not a word at all. Fulsome does not mean what you think it does.  You're welcome. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/14/2020 6:15 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Friday, 14 February 2020
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by Phyllis Chesler Listen to the enchanting Atlan as she sings a traditional Shabbat song which welcomes the angels to earth.  I love Spanish music but I love, even more, Jewish-Spanish, Jewish-Arabic music. Both the sacred and the secular music call out to me as if I knew them, or had once lived ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/14/2020 5:56 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Friday, 14 February 2020
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by Theodore Dalrymple Listening to the Liberty Law Talk podcast “Liberalism and the Death Penalty” leads me to offer my own thoughts on how its abolition in Great Britain has had much broader consequences for crime and punishment. If I had been a prison doctor while the death penalty was still ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/14/2020 5:48 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Friday, 14 February 2020
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The heartening recent story of the U.K.’s decision to ban the terror group Hezbollah in its entirety, and to freeze all of its financial assets, is here. The UK government announced on January 17 that it would add the entirety of Hezbollah — Iran’s Shi’a proxy based in ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/14/2020 5:44 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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