The Iconoclast

Tuesday, 28 September 2021
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by Phyllis Chesler Back in the day, I could only work with battered women for a short while, after which I burned out. I continued to raise money and consciousness for the shelters and for the shelter movement but I was not saintly enough to keep working with a battered woman who insisted upon ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/28/2021 9:28 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
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From the BBC They were the trailblazers of women's rights in Afghanistan. They were the staunch defenders of the law, seeking justice for their country's most marginalised. But now, more than 220 female Afghan judges are in hiding due to fear of retribution under Taliban rule. Six former female judges ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/28/2021 6:55 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
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by Conrad Black As we get to the midpoint between the last presidential election and next year’s midterms, all political sides are expending extraordinary effort to ignore the 900-pound gorilla in the formerly smoke-filled room of American politics. This, of course, is Donald Trump.  The Democrats ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/28/2021 6:28 AM by Conrad Black
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
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by Michael Curtis In comments made in 2018, but leaked in September 2021, Kemi Badenoch, now British Minister for Equalities remarked “I don’t care about colonialism because I know what we were doing before colonialism got there. They came in and just made a different bunch of winners and losers.” ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/28/2021 5:15 AM by Michael Curtis
Monday, 27 September 2021
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by Lev Tsitrin Not every profession is knowledge-based.  A worker at an assembly line only needs to know where to attach the part assigned to him, and a taxi driver hardly needs to know more than the roads in and around his town. They may know nothing else, and still be excellent at their jobs.  But ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/27/2021 12:32 PM by Lev Tsitrin
Monday, 27 September 2021
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American Thought Leaders - The Epoch Time ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/27/2021 6:02 AM by Michael Rectenwald
Monday, 27 September 2021
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American Thought Leaders - The Epoch Times ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/27/2021 5:59 AM by Michael Rectenwald
Sunday, 26 September 2021
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by Gary Fouse As if the scenes this past couple of weeks in Del Rio of 15,000 Haitians storming our border with Mexico were not bad enough, the unconscionable attacks upon our Border Patrol officers by the left and the media are enough to turn your stomach. From Joy Reid at MSNBC to Ilhan Omar, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/26/2021 5:43 AM by Gary Fouse
Saturday, 25 September 2021
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From Wigan Today Several parents from the Standish area have told wigantoday that they are stopping their daughters from going out because groups of men have allegedly been filming their PE lessons at the local high school, winking and passing comments at them in the street and, in one instance, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/25/2021 4:12 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 25 September 2021
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by Michael Curtis Stanislaw Chrzanowski In the puzzling and intriguing film, The Green Knight, the knight Sir Gawain defends his mission which is likely to end in his death, telling his girlfriend that undertaking suicide missions are how brave men become great. “Why greatness? Isn’t goodness ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/25/2021 2:31 PM by Michael Curtis
Saturday, 25 September 2021
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From Dutch News and the Brussels Times Dutch police have arrested nine men in Eindhoven who they say were preparing to take part in a terrorist attack. The men are aged 18 to 31 and all have Dutch nationality. All but one were born in the Netherlands. The ninth man was born in Afghanistan, the public ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/25/2021 12:01 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 25 September 2021
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From Voice of America and the BBC British man Darren Anthony Byrnes was one of two foreigners to be sentenced to 15 years by a military court in Somalia for belonging to Islamist militant group al-Shabab. Byrnes (left in the photograph) and Malaysian Ahmad Mustakim bin Abdul Hamid (right in the photograph) ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/25/2021 10:45 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 25 September 2021
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by Conrad Black This was the most depressingly predictable and redundant federal election within the memory of any living (or dead) Canadian. It was supposed to capitalize upon the government’s professedly brilliant COVID record and enable it to restore its parliamentary majority and then take ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/25/2021 6:21 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 25 September 2021
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A literary kick in the pants. Reported by Reg Green "Every writer I know has trouble writing," Joseph Heller If you too struggle, I hope this story from Frank Budgen's book, "James Joyce and the Making of Ulysses," will cheer you up.  Joyce, out walking one evening in Zurich, fell into ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/25/2021 1:18 AM by Reg Green
Friday, 24 September 2021
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by Geoffrey Clarfield If you read the North American and European press, you will get the impression that the Chinese have, geopolitically, reached their westernmost geographical limit in offering themselves as the new patrons of Afghanistan.  It's a bold strike against China's NATO competitors, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/24/2021 3:01 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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