The Iconoclast

Tuesday, 24 March 2020
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by Phyllis Chesler Humidity does not become me. Yesterday was a gray and rainy day in Manhattan—and a very humid one at that. For the second time in as many weeks, I turned quite cranky. My mood brought to mind two of Sylvia Plath’s excellent lines: “Viciousness in the kitchen! The potatoes ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2020 10:34 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
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Just a suburban street tree but isn't it pretty? The pale pink blossomed trees came out first, then the white ones; by next month the deep pinks will be out. And with the blossom come the bees. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2020 6:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
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If the epidemic, or rather the response to the epidemic, destroys thousands of small businesses, what then? by Theodore Dalrymple One should never underestimate the power of amnesia in human affairs. Even catastrophes on a vast scale are often soon forgotten, at least by those who were not ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2020 6:49 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
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A costly and unnecessary high-speed rail project is emblematic of the country’s cultural decline. by Theodore Dalrymple The difference between investment and expenditure seems often to escape British politicians, as does the fact that, while expenditure is certain, returns are not. Former ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2020 5:23 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Iran is run by a collection of clerical gerontocrats who are fanatical in their faith. Unfortunately, their faith has not been enough to see them through the coronavirus. Their Supreme Leader is Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who confidently told his countrymen on March 2 that the ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2020 5:09 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 23 March 2020
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Tuesday, March 24th, 7 pm ET   Phyllis Chesler Author "An American Bride in Kabul" "A Politically Incorrect Feminist"  “A Family Conspiracy: Honor Killing” Islamic Gender Apartheid Exposing a Veiled War Against Women Registration is required for ALL WEBINARS OFFERED. If Already ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2020 6:12 AM by New English Review Press
Monday, 23 March 2020
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Israel must be as united as possible to prepare and implement a peace that generally resolves the problem created when the British with the Balfour Declaration of 1917 sold the same real estate to two different parties. by Conrad Black The third Israeli general election in a year has produced ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2020 5:57 AM by Conrad Black
Monday, 23 March 2020
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Here is one more example of the demented hatred of Israel that so many Muslims exhibit: A journalist for the Tehran regime’s official English-language mouthpiece was widely mocked online on Thursday after he said he would prefer getting the coronavirus over using an Israeli-produced ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2020 4:52 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 23 March 2020
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by Michael Curtis Never let love go for when it’s gone you’ll know the loneliness, the heartbreak only the lonely know. Spring is here! why doesn’t my heart go dancing? Why isn’t the waltz entrancing? During World War II the Windmill Theater in London, famous and popular for its presentation ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2020 4:35 AM by Michael Curtis
Sunday, 22 March 2020
Sunday, 22 March 2020
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by Hugh Fitzgerald After China and Italy, Iran is the country hardest hit by the coronavirus. It has reported, as of mid-March, over 12,600 cases and 620 deaths; many in Iran believe the official figures grossly understate the real numbers, and they note that the government has built gigantic ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2020 4:50 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 21 March 2020
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You might think these are crows nesting in their crow's nest. But they are rooks. Corvus frugilegus a sociable, noisy and intelligent bird. Observed this morning, which was a bright sunny one.  Somewhere in England March 2020 E Weatherwax ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/21/2020 10:48 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 21 March 2020
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Why does the Government say ‘your NHS’ rather than ‘your country’? by Theodore Dalrymple It is time, surely, to change the name of our country from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Kingdom of the National Health Service. When the Chief Medical Officer ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/21/2020 7:43 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Saturday, 21 March 2020
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The consequences of forcing everyone to self-quarantine could take years to heal. Tax relief won’t work with people and companies who aren’t making any money, and direct payments to the whole population, as is envisioned in the U.S., is a bit of a blunderbuss. by Conrad Black The coronavirus ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/21/2020 7:33 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 21 March 2020
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Rep. Ilhan Omar’s marriage to a political consultant has drawn renewed focus to her campaign’s payments to her now-husband and his firm, which are at the center of a pending complaint with the Federal Election Commission. The story is here. Omar (D-Minn.) on Wednesday ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/21/2020 7:17 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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