Mideast Nuclear Holocaust

by Raymond Ibrahim // FrontPage Magazine  A Review of The Last Israelis by Noah Beck After constant exposure to critically important news, it begins to lose all meaning and sense of urgency.  Hearing the same warnings over and over again—especially when the status quo seems static—can cause a certain desensitization, a resigned apathy that ignores the warnings in …

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Christian Tragedy in the Muslim World

We are living through one of the largest persecutions of a religious group in history. by Bruce S. Thornton // Defining Ideas   Few people realize that we are today living through the largest persecution of Christians in history, worse even than the famous attacks under ancient Roman emperors like Diocletian and Nero. Estimates of the …

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Same old warfare?

by Victor Davis Hanson // TLS A Review of three books: Saltpeter: The mother of gunpowder by David Cressy (Oxford University Press, 237pp) Napalm by Robert M. Neer (Belknap Press, 310pp) Warrior Geeks: How twenty-first-century technology is changing the way we fight and think about war by Christopher Coker (US: Columbia University Press, 330pp) Share This

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The Orthodoxies of a Cult

by Terry Scambray New Oxford Review Faith, Resistance, and the Future: Daniel Berrigan’s Challenge to Catholic Thought.  Edited by James L. Marsh and Anna J. Brown. Fordham University Press. 416 pages.  Share This

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Can the Human Mind Explain Itself?

by Terry Scambray New Oxford Review A Review of Mind & Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False, Thomas Nagel. Oxford University Press, 2012.  128 pages.  $24.95 Share This

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Book Review: The Savior Generals – The Tough Who Got Going

by Mark Moyar Wall Street Journal For a police chief, keeping the streets of Beverly Hills safe will probably never qualify as an act of great leadership, if only because the task itself lacks a certain degree of difficulty. Share This

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The Orientalism of Barack Obama

by Terry Scambray New Oxford Review Of course the documentary movie, 2016: Obama’s America, was timed by the conservative, Dinesh D’Souza, to discredit the president. Nonetheless, there can’t be much doubt that the president’s vision of America is driven by his attitude toward the perceived sins of European colonialism and his fear that America has now …

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Silenced Partner: Two Books on Alfred Wallace

by Terry Scambray Touchstone A review of: Alfred Russel Wallace’s Theory of Intelligent Evolution: How Wallace’s Theory of Life Challenged Darwinism by Michael A. Flannery (Erasmus Press, 2008.  216 pp.) Includes an abridged version of Wallace’s The World of Life, with an Introduction by Flannery and a Forward by William A. Dembski. Share This

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One Nation, Under God?

by Bruce Thornton Defining Ideas The role of religion in American social and political life is an ever-present element in our civic conversation. The recent controversy over the contraception mandate ignited a smoldering conflict over just this issue. Share This

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Before the Culture Fades

by Bruce S. Thornton City Journal A review of The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia by Roger Kimball (St. Augustine’s Press, 2012) Roger Kimball has long been one of America’s most learned commentators on intellectual history, contemporary politics, fine art, and architecture. Share This

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