The Iconoclast

Thursday, 23 September 2021
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by Michael Curtis It is generally agreed that the rush to evacuate all U.S. troops and other Americans from Afghanistan by the deadline of August 31, 2021, was marred by chaos and moments of pandemonium. The U.S. was committed to help Americans U.S. legal residents, and Afghans leave the country. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2021 4:27 PM by Michael Curtis
Thursday, 23 September 2021
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by Phyllis Chesler THE WORD FEMICIDE IS NOT YET RECOGNIZED by spellcheck. Every time I use it, I am met with an angry red underline. This presents something of a disincentive for its use. We might say that the resistance to this concept begins in Silicon Valley. However, the word does appear ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2021 10:26 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Thursday, 23 September 2021
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by Janice Fiamengo Reaction to ethics professor Julie Ponesse’s short videos explaining her refusal to accept the COVID-19 injections mandated by her employer, Western University’s Huron University College in Ontario, could have been predicted. On one side, she has been lauded as a hero for ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2021 8:49 AM by Janice Fiamengo
Thursday, 23 September 2021
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by Lev Tsitrin Finally, "progressive" chickens are coming home to roost. Whatever the rhetoric I read in the past, I did not expect to read the headline "Democratic party leadership in the US House of representatives blocked $1 billion for the Iron Dome." This is a big deal, a matter of life ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2021 8:26 AM by Lev Tsitrin
Thursday, 23 September 2021
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by Bruce Bawer The main thing you need to know about the results of last week’s Norwegian elections is that the international media and political elites were absolutely thrilled - just like when Joe Biden won. “America is back!” they cheered in the world’s corridors of power last November. Similar ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2021 3:50 AM by Bruce Bawer
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
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Afghanistan will become the top jihadi state in the world. Al Qaeda, Haqqani, and even ISIS will eventually be incorporated in its power. Intra jihadi deals will be cut, even if occasionally skirmishes and power struggles take place. by Walid Phares The shock left by the reckless withdrawal ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2021 8:05 AM by Walid Phares
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
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by Phyllis Chesler Has any other writer experienced this? In December of 2020, Charlotte Allen reviewed my book Requiem For a Female Serial Killer in Quillette. It was an unusually long review—5,000 words—in which she simply repeated as many details gleaned from my book as possible. However, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2021 7:47 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
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by Theodore Dalrymple Extravagant, exhibitionist futility often seems nowadays to be the primrose path to artistic fame. For example, the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, one of the city’s great landmarks, has just been draped or wrapped in 25,000 square metres of polypropylene fabric, tied with ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2021 7:20 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
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by Conrad Black Day by day, as the Biden Administration crashes into utter shambles and a cloud of dust reminiscent of 9/11, the Bidenization of America becomes more stark and horrifying.  I can remember no more pitiful words from a senior American government official in 65 years than Secretary ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2021 6:30 AM by Conrad Black
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
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Philip Davies writes: We talk to Michael Rectenwald, retired professor of Liberal Studies at New York University and discuss his new book "Beyond Woke" and his creation of a new online educational platform - American Scholars, offering a range of subjects presented in a way that rejects the current ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/21/2021 7:37 AM by Michael Rectenwald
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
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by Conrad Black The leading news item in most American network newscasts the last few days has been the distressing saga of Gabby Petito, an attractive young lady who was traveling across the United States in her van with her fiancé, and whose corpse has apparently been found in the wilderness ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/21/2021 7:19 AM by Michael Curtis
Monday, 20 September 2021
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by Phyllis Chesler Had she lived, she would have been 110 years old today. Where did she go? Where is she now? She—the only girl in her family who was actually born in America, the caretaker for her aging, ailing parents, the incredibly dutiful daughter, the fiercely religious woman who could ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/20/2021 4:54 PM by Phyllis Chesler
Monday, 20 September 2021
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by Michael Curtis Liz Truss has only been British foreign minister for a week, but she is already a player on the international world stage, with appearances scheduled at the UN in New York, at the Global Investment Summit, at the UN climate change conference in Glasgow, at the G7 meeting in ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/20/2021 1:38 PM by Michael Curtis
Sunday, 19 September 2021
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Feminist Phyllis Chesler is Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at City University of New York and author of over 20 books. The return of Taliban jihadists to power in Afghanistan has particular resonance for her, as in 1961 she endured five months of seclusion in Kabul, Afghanistan, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/19/2021 9:40 AM by New English Review
Sunday, 19 September 2021
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A literary kick in the pants. Reported by Reg Green A few days ago I was thinking of a friend I knew in England who told me once that at his first job all levels of management to emphasize camaraderie wore identical white coats like doctors, except for the color of their bow ties. You could get ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/19/2021 6:38 AM by Reg Green
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