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Exceptionally Unexceptional: French Strikes Extending the Holidays

Exceptionally Unexceptional: French Strikes Extending the Holidays
By November 21, 2007

As Mike Boyer recently noted in a rebuttal of Fred Kaplan’s “To Know Us Is To Love Us,” And there's the real problem with the suggestion, "to know us is to love us." It ignores reality. One Dutch student wrote to Kaplan: "America must (re-)consider … Read More

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Iraq and The New York Times: Turkeys Come Home to Roast

Iraq and The New York Times: Turkeys Come Home to Roast
By November 20, 2007

Today’s New York Times print edition ran a cover story on Iraq accompanied by the kind of ample photo spread the paper usually fills with a buffet of limp corpses, weeping mothers, and soldiers in prosthetic rehabilitation. But today’s photos … Read More

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The Axis of Crabbiness

The Axis of Crabbiness
By November 20, 2007

Several days ago, my old friends at The New Criterion clued me in to a source of considerable water-cooler hilarity: an interview with the poet August Kleinzahler in the latest Paris Review, in which he makes this reply to a … Read More

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Let’s Not Apply Anbar Model in Pakistan

Let’s Not Apply Anbar Model in Pakistan
By November 20, 2007

Last year American adventures abroad became British. What I mean is that as the British once learned how to play various Muslim (as well as Hindu and African) groups against one another in order to achieve their stated objectives across … Read More

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Urgent Appeal: Please Help Protect Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Urgent Appeal: Please Help Protect Ayaan Hirsi Ali
By November 20, 2007

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the most prominent advocate of free speech and women's rights in the Muslim world, and for this she must live under perpetual armed guard, even in the West. Unfortunately, on October 1st of this year, the … Read More

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Greed Is Good: The Iraqi Version

Greed Is Good: The Iraqi Version
By November 20, 2007

Christopher Hitchens and Anne Applebaum are both wary of cheering the rosier state of affairs in Iraq. For one thing, the gains of the surge might prove temporary and in war journalism, hubris must be guarded by a bodyguard of … Read More

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Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense
By November 19, 2007

With boy pundit Matthew Yglesias, it's difficult to discern where the attempt at serious political analysis ends and sheer buffoonery begins. Or, perhaps I mean where the sheer buffoonery ends and the attempt at serious political analysis begins. The dilemma … Read More

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Bush’s Progress Everywhere But the Polls

Bush’s Progress Everywhere But the Polls
By November 19, 2007

The Washington Post has a piece today on how things are looking up for George W. Bush: The war in Iraq seems to have taken a turn for the better and the opposition at home has failed in all efforts … Read More

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