The Iconoclast

Saturday, 09 February 2019
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by Gary Fouse Last month, Los Angeles' hapless mayor, Eric "Yoga Pants" Garcetti, finally announced he would not run for the Democrat nomination for president in 2020. This after he wasted everybody's time and money traipsing around places like Iowa when he should have been minding the store ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/09/2019 4:57 AM by Gary Fouse
Friday, 08 February 2019
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Esteemed architectural historian James Stevens Curl, author of Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism, contributed this superb essay in January: Modern Architecture's Disastrous Legacy.  This month, he has a fascinating piece in Prospect Magazine, debating whether ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/08/2019 10:17 AM by New English Review
Friday, 08 February 2019
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by Michael Curtis On February 5, 2019 the U.S. Senate passed legislation, “Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East,” S1, by a vote of 77-23. The legislation includes two bills concerning Israel: one reauthorizes the ten-year Memorandum of Understanding, between U.S. and Israel, of ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/08/2019 4:41 AM by Michael Curtis
Friday, 08 February 2019
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From AFP via France 24 and Channel News Asia Two French journalists on Thursday told a terror trial in Brussels that Mehdi Nemmouche, the main defendant in the May 2014 Jewish museum murders, had imprisoned and tortured them in Syria. The journalists who were freed in April 2014 came to the Belgian ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/08/2019 3:54 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 07 February 2019
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He’s doing fine and holding his support as the Democrats look ever more foolish. by Conrad Black Inveterate and predictable Trump-disparager E. J. Dionne declares the state of the Union to be “petrified” (on the weekend), and cites as illustrative of the complete intellectual and temperamental ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/07/2019 5:01 AM by Conrad Black
Wednesday, 06 February 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The latest sign of civilizational degringolade in Europe comes from the Swedish Department of Justice, in its hysterical reaction to a Facebook posting by Christopher Larsson, who is the leader of the Swedish Democrats — an islamocritical party — in Karlskrona City Council. Permission ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/06/2019 4:59 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 05 February 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Souad Mekhennet is a German-born journalist, the daughter of Turkish “guest workers” (gastarbeiter), who is now an investigative journalist for the Washington Post, covering “militant Islamist networks.” She was recently interviewed by Sabine Kieselbach of Deutsche Welle ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/05/2019 5:27 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 05 February 2019
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by Michael Curtis Pop icon Madonna performs at the Ramat Gan stadium near Tel Aviv on May 31, 2012. (photo credit: Ariel Schalit/AP) Without a song the day would never end, the road would never bend. In the purple dusk of twilight time, the music is a beautiful melody that haunts one’s reverie. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/05/2019 4:24 AM by Michael Curtis
Monday, 04 February 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald What Ed Husain wants his readers to believe is that Muslim opposition to music is only to be found among the “Islamic State, the Taliban, and other hardliners.” That’s not true. He leaves out any mention of the belief, among many Muslims, that Muhammad himself condemned musical ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/04/2019 4:10 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Sunday, 03 February 2019
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The language of liberation disguises ugly truths or absurdities. by Theodore Dalrymple Two items in the British Medical Journal last week caught my eye. The first was an editorial titled “Tackling Female Genital Mutilation in the UK,” and the second was an article titled “Diversifying the ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/03/2019 7:21 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Sunday, 03 February 2019
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by Gary Fouse It's been quite a week for Virginia governor Ralph Northam. First he speaks in favor of late term abortion even describing a scenario where a baby is delivered successfully (or aborted unsuccessfully). In this dark tale, the baby would be kept comfortable while the mother and doctor ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/03/2019 7:00 AM by Gary Fouse
Sunday, 03 February 2019
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by Conrad Black Cary Katz  Normally I would not inflict on National Post readers anything about the vagaries of the U.S. justice system, but the harassments of my illustrious friend Mark Steyn, with whose brilliant writing most National Post readers would be familiar, are a legitimate news story, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/03/2019 6:40 AM by Conrad Black
Sunday, 03 February 2019
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by Michael Curtis We’re in the money, we’ve got a lot of what it takes to get along. This could be the theme song of the small town of Davos in the Swiss Alps, a ski resort, which is the setting for annual meetings of politicians, business people, academics, and public personalities. The meetings ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/03/2019 5:12 AM by Michael Curtis
Saturday, 02 February 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Ed Husain, a self-described former Muslim extremist who once headed the Quilliam Foundation, which is ostensibly dedicated to turning Muslims away from Jihadist activities, is ecstatic about the exhibit of artifacts of Islamic civilization at the British Museum that opened ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/02/2019 5:08 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 02 February 2019
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by Phyllis Chesler President Trump’s call for a withdrawal from Afgahanistan raises a troubling question: Is the West morally obliged to persist in a struggle that can’t be won? How much blood and treasure must we spend to save the victims of barbarism? No one, after all, has ever been able ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/02/2019 4:54 AM by Phyllis Chesler
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