The Iconoclast

At Coole Park

April 30, 2015
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Joel Hirst

by William Ruleman (May 2015) (14 May 2013)   Rain kept its distance while We hiked the Seven Woods’ trail, Pondering, with a smile,  more>>>

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I Am Trudy Besser

April 30, 2015
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Joel Hirst

by David P. Gontar (May 2015) “I am Trudy Besser. Identify yourself.” “711419543-120.” “Formerly?” “Benjamin Grant.”  more>>>

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Corrections

April 30, 2015
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Joel Hirst

by Richard Kostelanetz (May 2015)   I.  Virgil Thomson’s “Antisemitism” In a recent issue of the ultra-Jewish weekly Forward, the music writer Benjamin Ivry (b. 1958) thinks that he discovered […]

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The Essay Jonathan Franzen Should Have Written

April 30, 2015
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Joel Hirst

by Lorna Salzman (May 2015) The whole American birding community, which numbers in the millions if you count backyard bird feeder watchers, has its collective knickers in a twist over […]

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A Whisper in the Wind – An HBO Scenario

April 30, 2015
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Joel Hirst

by Geoffrey Clarfield (May 2015) “An Imaginary Event” Home Box Office-HBO. When we all thought TV was on its way out, along came the many Home Box Office created series, […]

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A Case Study in Cultural Decline: Rock Music

April 30, 2015
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Joel Hirst

by Bradford Tuckfield (May 2015) Many people, especially cultural conservatives, are concerned about what they perceive as the decline of Western or American culture. However, since it is very hard […]

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Victims of “Affirmative Action”: Bam, Tom, & Dubya

April 30, 2015
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Joel Hirst

by Richard Kostelanetz (May 2015) The principal problem with this short-sighted policy commonly called “Affirmative Action” is that, in the interests of equal results rather than equal opportunity, it victimizes […]

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Mr. And Mrs. Macbeth, And Their Secretive Cash Cow And Foundation

April 30, 2015
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Hugh Fitzgerald

The Clinton Canadian Foundation, which few even knew about,m did not disclose the names of 1100 donors. In that case, the Clintons could claim that Canadian law supposedly prevented disclosing […]

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Stemming the Surge of Deadly Illegal Migration Across the Mediterranean

April 30, 2015
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Joel Hirst

by Jerry Gordon (May 2015) The EU is in the midst of another refugee crisis in the Straits that separates Sicily from North Africa. The flash point of the humanitarian crisis […]

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Overwhelmed By The Numbers, Gilles De Kerchove Can Think Of Nothing But "Prioritizing" Cases To Prosecute

April 30, 2015
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Hugh Fitzgerald

Here. Gilles De Kerchove seems to think that the governments of Western Europe are obligated to admit back into their midst those who have gone to fight, or otherwise help, […]

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ISIS Threat to America: an Interview with Erick Stakelbeck

April 30, 2015
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Joel Hirst

by Jerry Gordon and Mike Bates (May 2015) When we reviewed Erick Stakelbeck’s latest book, ISIS Exposed: Beheadings, Slavery and the Hellish Realities of Radical Islam, we wrote: Tens of thousands […]

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Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and The World It Made

April 30, 2015
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Joel Hirst

a review by Ron Capshaw (May 2015)  

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The Other Forgotten International Brigade

April 30, 2015
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Joel Hirst

by Norman Berdichevsky (May 2015) The Left in all its various shades – Marxist, New, Romantic, Dogmatic, Innocent continues to wistfully pine in nostalgic innocence over the memorabilia and songs […]

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Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide and the Polish Jew Who Criminalized It

April 30, 2015
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Joel Hirst

by Jerry Gordon (May 2015) Pope Francis chose Sunday April 12, 2015 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide by Young Turks of the waning Ottoman Empire. He called it […]

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Hillary’s Jewels

April 30, 2015
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Joel Hirst

by G. Murphy Donovan (May 2015) “If no set of moral ideas were truer or better than any other, there would be no sense in preferring civilised morality to savage […]

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The Bloom Is Off the Clinton Rose

April 30, 2015
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Joel Hirst

by Conrad Black (May 2015) The Hillary Clinton campaign is off to a surprisingly, and in some respects reassuringly, slow start. It has never been entirely clear what the source […]

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