The Iconoclast

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
Friday, 14 February 2020
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From The Rochdale News and The Independent via Yahoo News Counter Terrorism Police in both the North West and North East, along with the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command (CTC), worked together to disrupt an Islamist propaganda website for Daesh supporters by bringing to justice two of ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/14/2020 3:18 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 13 February 2020
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Fourteen Points on the Election by James Como Why they hate Trump:  1/ He beat the Chosen One, though he was outspent, along the way making the opposition (especially the militant punditry) look very stupid: his heresy is that he scorns their opinions. 2/ He is reversing Obama’s – and ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/13/2020 9:46 AM by James Como
Thursday, 13 February 2020
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Far from being dictatorial, the order is profoundly liberating for clients, architects, and public alike. by Theodore Dalrymple In 1962, the man who was to become famous as Senator Daniel P. Moynihan wrote his “Guiding Principles for Federal Architecture.” These mandated that “major emphasis ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/13/2020 5:42 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Thursday, 13 February 2020
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They actually seem likely to nominate an unabashed socialist. by Conrad Black Editor’s note: The following piece was written before the results of the New Hampshire primary were released. Though this may not be a representative opinion, I think Joe Biden’s decline turned into a power dive ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/13/2020 3:56 AM by Conrad Black
Thursday, 13 February 2020
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by Michael Rectenwald I'll be delivering a presentation entitled "Totalitarianism with Communist Characteristics, Corporate Socialism, and 'Woke' Capitalism" today at The Free Enterprise Institute, Hankamer School of Business, Foster Building, Room 250, Baylor Univ. 1311 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76706, 5:15 ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/13/2020 3:20 AM by Michael Rectenwald
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
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by Michael Curtis How strange, the road ahead should be so easy, can’t you see the detour ahead, turn back while there’s time, don’t you see the danger sign? Mid-February in Germany is the week of Fasching, Carnival, the version of Mardi Gras, the time of celebrations, music, street parades ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/12/2020 12:28 PM by Michael Curtis
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
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by Phyllis Chesler I chanced on Beauty and Splendor quite by accident—there she was, dancing the dying swan and doing so with such grace and power, such fluidity and expressiveness, such dramatic dignity as Odette-Odile, the tragic swan as she dances her death, set to Camille Saint-Saens’s soaring, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/12/2020 12:15 PM by Phyllis Chesler
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
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From the Sun and the Daily Mail A private Muslim primary school has been shut down after pupils were deemed under threat of radicalisation and its owner, the head teacher's husband, was once accused by the US of funding Al Qaeda-linked terrorism. Birmingham Muslim School in Small Heath had been ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/12/2020 10:03 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
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by Theodore Dalrymple The British criminal-justice system once again exposed its elaborate and ceremonious frivolity. This frivolity is serious in its effects, not only for its immediate consequences on Britain’s crime rate but also because it undermines the legitimacy of the state, whose first ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/12/2020 6:40 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
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by Phyllis Chesler If one is in flight to escape being honor killed, what is needed to ensure a successful escape? What kind of woman, who has been raised in an honor/shame tribal culture, is likely to undertake such a dangerous and difficult journey to Western-style freedom? A woman who has ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/12/2020 5:52 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
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by Hugh Fitzgerald That distinguished statesman Mahmoud Abbas, enraged at the Trump peace initiative, announced at an emergency meeting of the Arab League in Cairo on February 1 – a meeting that he had requested — that he was cutting off all ties with Israel and the U.S. The assembled Arab foreign ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/12/2020 5:34 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 11 February 2020
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Kaveh Farrokh writes:    Manda Ervin Zand has published the textbook entitled: The Ladies’ Secret Society: History of the Courageous Women of Iran (Order from Amazon here …) This riveting and remarkable book reveals, in print for the first time, the long history of struggle against ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/11/2020 9:03 AM by New English Review Press
Tuesday, 11 February 2020
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by Phyllis Chesler The beautiful actress will find work. She has friends all over North America and a history here. He—not so much. Will he be a househusband? A “brand” for sale? Does he now have a price? Why did Prince Harry leave the fabled castles, titles, stipends, horse shows, ribbon-cuttings, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/11/2020 8:50 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Tuesday, 11 February 2020
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Since the last election right up to the present, there has been the widespread view that Trump is an easy president to defeat. He isn’t, and barring something completely unforeseen, he won’t be defeated. by Conrad Black The Democrats are clinging to the inevitable pious fraud that Donald Trump ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/11/2020 6:13 AM by Conrad Black
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