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The Sole of Manchester

The Sole of Manchester
By November 19, 2007

With the Joy Division renaissance going five or so years strong now, many who counted themselves as fans prior find themselves sharing a certain antipathy towards the band's posthumous stardom.  This isn't just some knee-jerk reaction to popularity or fame, … Read More

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Kosovo Inches Towards Independence – And War

Kosovo Inches Towards Independence – And War
By November 19, 2007

There are no good wars, as Bart Simpson once famously advised us, with the exception of the American Revolution, World War II, and the Star Wars trilogy. If recent Western military adventures have tended to reinforce the theory, the NATO … Read More

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News Rounder Upper Needed for The Cabal

News Rounder Upper Needed for The Cabal
By November 19, 2007

I'm looking for someone who wakes up far earlier than I to do two posts a day for The Cabal. These posts will be smart, witty news round-ups or "Must Read" links to major stories pertaining to national and international … Read More

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Muslim Opinion and U.S. Foreign Policy

Muslim Opinion and U.S. Foreign Policy
By November 19, 2007

The Cabal's own Jamie Kirchick has an excellent editorial in the L.A. Times about basing U.S. interventionism on the whims of so-called "Muslim opinion." (If this had any legitimacy whatsoever, John Zogby should be our next secretary of state. And … Read More

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Their Mercy Fills the Khyber Hills

Their Mercy Fills the Khyber Hills
By November 18, 2007

I'll admit from the outset that I'm not sure what the ideal policy towards Pakistan is. I am reasonably sure, however, that this is a terrible idea, and not simply because its authors are fountainheads of terrible ideas. Briefly, Michael … Read More

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Sunday Physics and Metaphysics Blogging: Theories of Everything and Press Criticism Too

Sunday Physics and Metaphysics Blogging: Theories of Everything and Press Criticism Too
By November 18, 2007

Via Radley Balko, a couple of articles in the Daily Telegraph about the prospects for a Theory of Everything — this is a technical term — piqued my interest. The first, a personality-driven piece about a semi-employed surfer who happens … Read More

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Why are American Jews Appeasing Turkish Antisemites?

Why are American Jews Appeasing Turkish Antisemites?
By November 16, 2007

In his recent Jewcy piece "The Betrayal of Turkish Jews," Khatchig Mouradian paints a dark portrait of Jewish life in Turkey, one in which Turkish Jews hope to escape antisemitic violence by proving their extreme loyalty to Turkey. Ami Eden, … Read More

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Free Speech and Double Standards

Free Speech and Double Standards
By November 16, 2007

Last week, Britain saw the first conviction of a woman under new anti-terror laws. Samina Malik, a 23 year-old from west London who worked in a bookshop in Heathrow Airport, had a wealth of literature in her home on such … Read More

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