Monthly Archives: January 2014

Melancholy, Long, Withdrawing

More on the Maajid Nawaz affair, and specifically, a letter from Britain’s National Secular Society on the next step in Britain’s retreat from the open society: We are writing in response to a package presented by news correspondent Katie Razzall, … Continue reading

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Red in Tooth and Claw

There’s a lesson lying somewhere in this Haaretz story: Two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by other birds. As tens of thousands of people watched in St. … Continue reading

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‘A Modern Bedlam’

Cross-posted in the Corner. Writing in the Guardian, Nick Cohen, with more grim news about the state of multiculturalist Britain: Extremists are menacing the career and life of a Liberal Democrat politician and respectable society hardly considers these authentically scandalous … Continue reading

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On Papal Economics

Cross-posted on Ricochet. Over at City Journal, Guy Sorman has something to say about the pope’s demagogic attack (although he’s too polite to describe it as such) on the free market: In his December apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy … Continue reading

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Huckabee, ‘Libido’ & Ambition

Over at Breitbart, John Nolte calls out Huckabee’s ‘libido’ comments for the gift to the Democrats that they were: While speaking before the Republican National Committee’s national convention Thursday, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee blundered his way into the mainstream … Continue reading

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Wash, Rinse, Repeat: Argentina’s Latest Crisis

Cross-posted on the Corner: Under first Nestor, and then Cristina, Kirchner, Argentina has been pursuing an economic policy that, in its suspicion of free markets, distrust of globalization and strong redistributionist vein, reflects a long Argentine tradition that extends far … Continue reading

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Wendy Davis more conventionally impressive

On Wendy Davis, it turns out that she elided aspects of her biography to burnish a particular image. I don’t think this will be a long term problem, anymore than Newt Gingrich’s history of philandering was an issue for social … Continue reading

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A Guide to Getting Your Saints Recognized

US Catholic has a report on Pope Francis’s efforts to clean up the Vatican Bank. It comments that “Francis has repeatedly railed against corruption, and his reforms at the bank are quickly becoming a test case for those efforts”. Fair … Continue reading

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Everywhere is Nowhere

In an admiring review for The Week of theologian David Bentley Hart’s new book, The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss, Damon Lineker writes that it “demolishes” the “straw man Atheism” of those who treat “God as if he were … Continue reading

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Satanic Versus

Joseph Laycock of Religion Dispatches talks here to (and about) “Lucien Greaves”, who is, apparently, the man behind the piece of Satanic kitsch now planned for Oklahoma. Disappointingly, Greaves turns out to be a rather wishy-washy devil worshiper: In 2005, … Continue reading

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