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On Geert Wilders And Other Threats To Liberal Society

On Geert Wilders And Other Threats To Liberal Society
By April 17, 2008

Prior to Geert Wilders' release of the film, Fitna, Reason Magazine's Michael Moynihan wrote a piece on the subject, which is worth reading as he and I are about to engage in a mini-dialogue on many of the questions it … Read More

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Armchair Sociology On Obama’s Comments Comes Up Empty

Armchair Sociology On Obama’s Comments Comes Up Empty
By April 15, 2008

A full five news cycles have passed since Barack Obama either unforgivably or inartfully (take your pick) made the point that exurban people in economically depressed states respond to cultural wedge issues and fear social and economic change. Yet Survey … Read More

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Kentucky Congressman Calls Barack Obama “That Boy”

Kentucky Congressman Calls Barack Obama “That Boy”
By April 14, 2008

Part of the story of Barack Obama's meteoric rise from the Illinois state senate four years ago to the precipice of the White House today is that there has been perhaps no one in recent American political history as fortunate … Read More

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John McCain The Ulster Orangeman

John McCain The Ulster Orangeman
By April 14, 2008

There were, to put it mildly, a few raised eyebrows at Jamie Kirchick’s recent suggestion (albeit made very much in passing) that Irish Massachusetts might be tempted to tip towards the Scots-Irishman John McCain in November. As Daniel Koffler pointed … Read More

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Hillary Clinton Goes Varmint Hunting

Hillary Clinton Goes Varmint Hunting
By April 14, 2008

In an old stand-up routine, Woody Allen told the story of his ill-fated trip to a costume party in the deep south. He decided to dress up as a ghost and, through a series of mishaps the reader can probably … Read More

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Methods of Genocide Denial

Methods of Genocide Denial
By April 14, 2008

Genocide denial is an ugly subject. I wrote a post about a recent variant a few months ago, relating to Ed Herman, one-time collaborator of Noam Chomsky. Herman has devoted himself in recent years to rubbishing the notion that 8,000 … Read More

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Max Mosley Thought He Was Paying for Discretion, Not Dehumanization

Max Mosley Thought He Was Paying for Discretion, Not Dehumanization
By April 11, 2008

Henri is a Jew. He operates a semi-private BDSM bar in Berlin. The first night we met, he wept into my camera. We drank shots of Campari and I promised to keep rolling as he kept talking. The bar was … Read More

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This Week In Op-Eds: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

This Week In Op-Eds: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
By April 11, 2008

The Good: In the Baltimore Sun, Brian Katulis and Matthew Duss tear to shreds the argument for prolonging the occupation of Iraq on the grounds that Iranian-backed extremist groups threaten to topple the legitimate government. The simple fact of the … Read More

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