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Friday Afternoon Roundup - Spot the Narrative

Friday Afternoon Roundup - Spot the Narrative

Wouldn't it be terrible if we lived in some kind of dictatorship where a tiny group of powerful men controlled the broadcast media and used it to justify abuses of power by the government?  Isn't it great that we live in a country where we don't have to worry about that kind of thing?

Yeah me ...

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America: A Rogue Nation

America: A Rogue Nation

The debate over the Iraq War that was held in the United Nations, and in academic and foreign policy circles, could be broken down as the question whether it was Iraq or the United States that was the rogue nation. On the one hand, Iraq had defied multiple UN resolutions, but so had the United ...

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The Legacy of Vidal Sassoon

The Legacy of Vidal Sassoon

I first became aware of Vidal Sassoon’s rise to prominence about 45 years ago as a young student at Cambridge University. It was the age of Beatlemania, the heyday of the fashion designer Mary Quant and her mini-skirts, of the celebrity photographer David Bailey, the spirit of Carnaby Street and ...

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All Things to All People

All Things to All People

President Clinton was, as we all know, the nation's first black president. Now Newsweekhas declared Obama to be America's first gay president which means the first gay president will probably have to settle for being called the first alien president and, after that, the first alien president ...

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How to Write About Israel

How to Write About Israel

Writing about Israel is a booming field. No news agency, be it ever so humble, can avoid embedding a few correspondents and a dog's tail of stringers into Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, to sit in cafes clicking away on their laptops, meeting up with leftist NGO's and the oppressed Muslim of the week.

At a ...

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Friday Afternoon Roundup - Profiles in Outrage

Friday Afternoon Roundup - Profiles in Outrage

PROFILES IN COURAGE

So after four years, Obama finally got around to openly stating a position that everyone knew he always held, but that he sorta denied he held until the fundraising needs were bad enough to bring it to the table. And it's a position devoid of specific commitments too.

The ...

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The Efficiency War

The Efficiency War

The modern West has some of the most inefficient governments in human history which are obsessed with making things more efficient. Along with the inefficiently efficient machine, we also have two crises. One real one and one imaginary. The crisis of government growth and the crisis of global ...

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Winning the War

Winning the War

"...To defeat the enemy, we have to defeat the enemy. And that means destroying his wealth, his backers, his intellectual leaders and the energy source that provides the momentum for the conflict. The Muslim world is not a single indivisible whole, but there are men with great wealth and power, ...

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Everyone Booze Up and Riot

Everyone Booze Up and Riot

Riots are the exclusive domain of those who view themselves as outside the law. Whether they are outside the law because they are above or below it is a matter of perspective. The rioters may see  themselves as the oppressed who are below the law while their victims tend to think of them as ...

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