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Railing Against Reality

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Last week, protests broke out again in Europe, from Rome to London. The monthlong Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York have spread. The current unrest follows this summer’s riots in London and flash mob incidents in US cities. Read more →

Islam and Reason: New Book Shows Decline after the 10th Century

by Raymond Ibrahim

Jihad Watch

A review of The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis by Robert R. Reilly (Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2011. 244 pp.) Read more →

Obama’s Empty Apologetics

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

At any time in the 2,500-year history of Western diplomacy, has a head of state been advised by his host not to apologize for a long-ago act? I cannot think offhand of any instance until, apparently, two years ago. Read more →

The Egyptian Military’s Crimes Against Humanity

by Raymond Ibrahim

Hudson New York

Sunday, the Egyptian military opened fire on thousands of Christiansprotesting in Maspero, Cairo. Read more →

Defund the UN

by Bruce S. Thornton

Defining Ideas

Florida Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has introduced in the House of Representatives the UN Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act. Read more →

Reading Between the Lines

by Raymond Ibrahim

Jihad Watch

When reading Western reports dealing with Islam, one must learn to read between the lines. Many of these reports do state the actual facts; but without providing proper context, Western readers are often left to interpret the information according to their own understandings. Read more →

Young Westerners–Deprives or Decadent?

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

A once civil and orderly England was recently torn apart by rioting and looting — at first by mostly minority youth, but eventually also by young Brits in general. Read more →

Paralytic Western Society

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

It is fascinating to see how postmodern Western societies react to wide-scale rioting, looting, and thuggery aimed at innocents. Read more →

Zakaria Botros: Islam’s Scourge Returns

by Raymond Ibrahim

FrontPageMagazine.com

Father Zakaria Botros, also known as Islam’s “Public Enemy #1,” is back. Read more →

The Global Fairness Madness

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Whether in the fights over the US debt limit or the rioting in Athens, the common global theme is not poverty in absolute terms, but more often fairness — as in having about the same amount of things as others do. Read more →

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