The Iconoclast

Sunday, 02 February 2020
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From the Telegraph The Telegraph understands the attacker was a convicted terrorist called Sudesh Amman. He was jailed in 2018 after admitting 13 terror offences and was described by police as "knife obsessed". He was released halfway through his prison sentence.  He sent beheadings videos ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/02/2020 3:10 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 02 February 2020
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From Metro Police in Belgium have shot a man who reportedly stabbed two people. According to Russia Today the attacker is female; other sources also say male.  According to Belgian news site HLN, a dark-skinned woman attacked two passers-by with a knife on the Bevrijdingslaan street in central ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/02/2020 12:46 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 02 February 2020
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From the Telegraph and the London Evening Standard; part and parcel of life in a big city. A man has been shot dead by armed police after two people were stabbed during a terror attack in south London.  Update from the Telegraph 6:40PM Suspect known to police: It is understood the man shot dead ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/02/2020 11:19 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 02 February 2020
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Since 1993 the Palestinians could have had their state, though it would have been a modest one. But they fought on, oblivious to the evaporation of their bargaining position. by Conrad Black The U.S. Middle East peace initiative has been largely lost in the distractions of the doomed and outrageous ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/02/2020 7:03 AM by Conrad Black
Sunday, 02 February 2020
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Born of the sun he travelled a short while towards the sun and left the vivid air signed with his honor. by Michael Curtis Manuel Quezon At the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27, 2020, held at the site of the former death camp, the more than 200 survivors out of ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/02/2020 6:41 AM by Michael Curtis
Sunday, 02 February 2020
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by Phyllis Chesler I finally saw Bombshell last night and it was far better than I’d expected it to be. Brilliantly acted (Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow), it was also fast-paced, and amazingly dramatic given that most viewers already know what happened in real life. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/02/2020 6:22 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Saturday, 01 February 2020
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by Phyllis Chesler Of course, it was afternoon on the east coast but the performance was live from Moscow. The ballet, Giselle, was phenomenal; the dancers, prima ballerina Olga Smirnova and principal dancer Artemy Belyakov, were extraordinary. Giselle is an operatic, tragedy: An aristocrat dallies ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/01/2020 1:43 PM by Phyllis Chesler
Saturday, 01 February 2020
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At first the BBC and Metro reported that 'hundreds' of people celebrated Brexit in Parliament Square. On TV the BBC's Brexit night special featured remain supporters and other worthy (to them) talking heads and showed about 5 seconds of the Square before the under-whelming clock projection on the front ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/01/2020 12:12 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 01 February 2020
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His achievements are clear, but his appeal to primary voters is fuzzy at best. by Conrad Black Michael Bloomberg is gaining some ground in the Democratic presidential field, but in so doing he is complicating his life as the potential nominee against President Trump. His cock-a-hoop support ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/01/2020 5:32 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 01 February 2020
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by John Constantine Since the beginning of time people have dreamed of a perfect society. Those of us who have been on the planet for a while realize the utter folly of a utopian society. If you accept the premise that the human race is extremely flawed the pipe dream of utopia vanishes. Most ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/01/2020 4:35 AM by John Constantine
Friday, 31 January 2020
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by Brex i teer You’ll no doubt have been informed by just about every single main stream media outlet that outside the Scottish so-called Parliament building a large group of Scottish National Party (SNP) anti-Brexit remainers and delusional believers in magical incantations demonstrated their ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/31/2020 7:43 PM by Brex I Teer
Friday, 31 January 2020
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To London for Brexit Day celebrations. Warning, I am an aged gammon and couldn't last the course. Nigel Farage's party was due to start at 9pm and finish at 11.15 after whatever has been contrived to announce 11pm in the absence of Big Ben. I got there early enough to photograph some of the preparations, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/31/2020 3:26 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 31 January 2020
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by Phyllis Chesler The tyrants of social identity have gone far enough—but I fear they will not stop anytime soon. I am talking about the de-platforming, “cancelling,” censorship, self-censorship, and revising or “disappearing” of all politically incorrect history. Today, on stage, one can ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/31/2020 7:29 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Friday, 31 January 2020
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Prince Charles was recently in Israel, along with many world leaders, for the observance of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. He visited the President’s Residence, where he told President Reuven Rivlin that “For me, this [visit] is a very significant experience. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/31/2020 6:40 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 30 January 2020
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by Theodore Dalrymple It is human nature to be fascinated by dramatic events and to invest them with more significance than they warrant. First we take them as being more typical than they are, and then we take them as the shape of things to come. We forget the wisdom of Ecclesiastes, that there ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/30/2020 5:58 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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