Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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One thing The Death of the Grown-Up (2007) does is revisit the post-9/11 fate of Western civ as defended (or not) by its own leaders, beginning, perhaps unexpectedly, with Italy's Silvio Berlusconi. The Italian prime minister's spirited declamation in favor of "Western values" in the aftermath of the 2001 Islamic attacks was, shall we say, not well-received in the West. Indeed, European leaders swiftly and widely attacked Berlusconi, demanding that he instead pay homage to "universial values." The "universal values" slogan would be much pressed by George W. Bush and Tony Blair throughout their terms of office.

American Betrayal (2013), the "prequel" to The Death of the Grown-Up, revisits this same theme, I realize, by returning to a historicial...

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Surely, we can no longer say it is still in the process of dying when English girls are prostituted by Muslim immigrant gangs and English men and women do nothing; French girls are slapped around by African immigrants and French men and women do nothing; Sweden is the rape capital of the world (2nd only to Lesotho) and the Swedish authorities (it can hardly claim to be a democracy anymore) open the nation to still more accelerated rates of Islamic/Third World immigration. Germany drives the entire continent to ruin by inviting the Islamic world onto a global dole ... Soon there will be nothing to do.

Video h/t Walid Shoebat.



After the US embraced its "noble ally,"  the Soviet dictatorship, in December 1941, Harper & Brothers' Cass Canfield (left) called back already distributed review copies of Trotsky's biography of Stalin. Canfield later withdrew My Year in the USSR by New York Times correspondent G. E. R. Gedye. Doubleday, Doran next canceled the spring 1942 publication of One Who Survived, the reminiscences of ex-Soviet diplomat and General Alexander Barmine. Random House's Bennett Cerf (right) takes the cake, though, for proposing that the entire U.S. publishing industry withdraw from sale all books critical of the Soviet Union. No more would be published until after World War II was over. 


It is curious feature of Banned Books Week, which...

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From the Guardian:

"Hospital moves RAF sergeant over fears his uniform would upset patients"

"Should older people downsize to solve the housing crisis?"

From Soeren Kern:

Germany: Migrants In, Germans Out, The Death of Property Rights.

From Reuters:

"Russian envoy withdraws assertion of Polish blame for Nazi invasion"

This last...

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Dear Glenn Kessler,

First of all, how come your "Fact Checker" column of 9/22 awarding Dr. Ben Carson "Four Pinnochios" for his statement regarding "taqiyya" is running for a second time? It first appeared last week, but there it is again in today's paper, 9/27, on p. A5.

Oh well, I missed it the first time. It's definitely worth revisiting. 

Dr. Carson said the following: "`Taqiyya' is a component of sharia that allows, and even encourages you to lie to achieve your goals."

You then write: "In other words, he appeared to be saying that this tenet of Islam offered some kind of loophole that would allow the Muslim to lie about his or her religious beliefs to pursue other objectives. Is this the case?" (Emphasis added.)


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