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Poet in Brief: Wilfred Owen

Poet in Brief: Wilfred Owen
By February 6, 2007

"All war poetry is antiwar poetry," said Siegfried Sassoon. He was right. As Stefan points out about Erich Maria Remarque's masterpiece, All Quiet on the Western Front: Among those who support the war in Iraq, there is a tendency to … Read More

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When Harry Met Sally: The Thriller

When Harry Met Sally: The Thriller
By February 6, 2007

In space… no one can hear you fake it. (Note: I think you have to click on the white space below to activate the video. Craig, fix this when you get in tomorrow.) (Note from Craig: Sorry, Mike, I'm stumped. … Read More

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Simple and Cutting

Simple and Cutting
By February 6, 2007

Yesterday I mentioned in passing (with this link) two of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's prominent critics. One of those critics is Ian Buruma, and his arguments are handily dispatched here by Paul Cliteur, a professor of jurisprudence at the University of … Read More

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House of Blues

House of Blues
By February 6, 2007

"Also the invidiousness, and the awful pedantry. You yourself got a taste of this when I had that worryingly prolonged laughing fit, and you called Tanenbaum: I had just come across the locution "he had the cheek of taking my … Read More

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Shvitz Spritz: The Postman Always Rings Twice, Unless He’s Jewish

Shvitz Spritz: The Postman Always Rings Twice, Unless He’s Jewish
By February 6, 2007

It's two for the price of one over at Barnes & Noble on East 17th St. tonight as author Paul Auster and his daughter actress/singer/model Sophie (and yes, she's only 17) tag team us with the usual "we're so fucking … Read More

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Lerner and Dershowitz Make Sweet Music Together

Lerner and Dershowitz Make Sweet Music Together
By February 6, 2007

Now here's an interesting spin on a hoary topic. Forget about whether it's anti-Semitic to criticize Israel; the hot new Mearsheimer/Walt thesis is whether or not staunch defenders of the Jewish state ever resort to calling critics of it anti-Semites. … Read More

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Taki’s Primo Stash

Taki’s Primo Stash
By February 6, 2007

Taki Theodoracopulos—Greek shipping heir, sailor, skiing enthusiast, one-time inmate, columnist for the London Spectator, and (formerly) self-described anti-Semite—has just launched an online magazine. Taki's Top Drawer used to be an infrequently-updated web archive of Taki's "High Life" column, but starting … Read More

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Cooking with Kim

Cooking with Kim
By February 6, 2007

Whenever in doubt about the existence of evil, keep in mind not only the horrors but also the faith-shaking absurdities on offer in countries controlled by evil regimes. The historical examples are innumerable, but the present-day ones are often worse—proof … Read More

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