The Iconoclast

Monday, 07 January 2019
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by Michael Curtis Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be, and memories have been transformed over time in the longing for a desirable past by many in the present world of the internet, increase in the use of smart phones, impact of the social media, and global influence shifting from Europe and the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2019 3:55 AM by Michael Curtis
Sunday, 06 January 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Rashida Tlaib, the newly-elected Democratic congresswoman from Michigan, was sworn in yesterday on the Qur’an once owned by Thomas Jefferson. She claims this Qur’an shows that “Muslims were there at the beginning.” The only thing that Jefferson’s Qur’an shows is that he was ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/06/2019 6:37 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 05 January 2019
Saturday, 05 January 2019
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by G. Murphy Donovan “There are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.” – James Mattis Foreign policy in the Trump era is a tug-of-war, a test of wills between national pragmatists and global utopians. Binary equations might be simplistic, but if it has done nothing else, the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2019 9:25 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Saturday, 05 January 2019
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All countries are striving to better their lot, and so are we. The worrisome fact is that we are not doing a particularly brilliant job of it by Conrad Black It pains me unmercifully to open the new year in these pages with a less than vibrant comment from the Fraser Institute about Canada’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2019 5:38 AM by Conrad Black
Friday, 04 January 2019
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    Author/historian and NER Contributing Editor Daniel Mallock discusses his New English Review article, Driven to Despair: The Return of American Socialism, with John Loeffler on Steel on Steel radio. Great interview! Don't miss this entertaining interview where they discuss American politics, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/04/2019 12:57 PM by New English Review
Friday, 04 January 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, as well as the recent recommendation from General Stanley McChrystal that we simply continue to “muddle along” in Afghanistan, brought to light again what a pointless and tragic muddle the whole exercise has been. The longest war in ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/04/2019 6:07 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 03 January 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The recent UN appeal to the world to fund the Palestinian Authority’s “Pay for Slay” policy offers an opportunity to point out that the Taylor Force Act, which brought about this UN appeal, does not go far enough. The Taylor Force Act is an attempt to prevent the Palestinian ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2019 6:39 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 03 January 2019
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From The Cleveland Plain Dealer and  CBS News  A prominent hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, fired a first-year resident after discovering anti-Semitic comments in her social media posts. Lara Kollab was identified as the fired employee behind the comments. She worked as a supervised resident at the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2019 3:41 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 02 January 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald When Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that Australia would be moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, it seemed like a bold step. He was, after all, ignoring threats from two important trading partners, Malaysia and Indonesia, of possible ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2019 5:11 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 02 January 2019
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From the Guardian It was right to classify the stabbing of three people in Manchester on New Year’s Eve as terrorism despite the suspect being detained under the Mental Health Act, a former police chief has said. Sir Peter Fahy, the ex-chief constable of Greater Manchester police, said the knife ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2019 3:13 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 01 January 2019
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  Happy New Year to all. Having had you puzzle over deaths on Boxing Day I thought that I should end this Prize Quiz with half a dozen questions about new beginnings. The new I’ve chosen is the start of new lives in the relationship of marriage. All the marriages in the following six questions ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/01/2019 10:46 AM by John M. Joyce
Tuesday, 01 January 2019
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From the Independent and the Philippine Star Two people were killed and more than a dozen others wounded when a bomb exploded near the entrance to a shopping centre in the southern Philippines. Police said they believed the New Year's Eve blast was orchestrated remotely by suspected Muslim militants. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/01/2019 6:39 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 01 January 2019
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From The Guardian and the Manchester Evening News The witness to the assailant shouting "Allah" is a BBC employee who was about his own personal business. However my husband says that the initial reports (I was sleeping) from the BBC omited this salient fact; but it was the left leaning Guardian ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/01/2019 2:46 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 31 December 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald After the recent murderous attack by a Muslim terrorist at the Strasbourg Christmas Market, Pope Francis condemned the violence and offered his compassion for the victims: The Pope has expressed “sadness”, “concern” and “condemnation” of the December 11 attack on the Christmas ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2018 7:01 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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