Monthly Archives: August 2014

Marx and the Millennium

Over at Mises, they have posted a long (very long) examination by the late (and, in my view, often profoundly misguided) Murray Rothbard demonstrating how Marxism fits into a much older millennialist tradition. The piece is something of a struggle … Continue reading

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Marx as Prophet

From Alexander Gray’s The Socialist Tradition (1946): “Marx, it has been said, was a prophet … and perhaps this suggestion provides the best approach. One does not apply to Jeremiah or Ezekiel the tests to which less-inspired men are subjected. … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia, a Reminder

Writing in the New York Times, Ed Husain: Let’s be clear: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Boko Haram, the Shabab and others are all violent Sunni Salafi groupings. For five decades, Saudi Arabia has been the … Continue reading

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Bacon: “Offensive” Apparently

From WPTZ, Vermont: WINOOSKI, Vt. —A sign on a lamp post at the bottom of the Winooski Circle displayed the words “Yield Sneakers Bacon” until Friday morning. The bistro owners took it down. A city program put it in place … Continue reading

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The Pope and the Sandinista

Fox News from 2009: UNITED NATIONS – The outspoken U.N. General Assembly president on Tuesday accused the United States of demonizing Iran’s president and criticized the International Criminal Court for issuing an arrest warrant for Sudan’s leader on war crimes … Continue reading

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Gideons, Trumped

Well, this is a piece of stupidity. The Daily Mail (of course!) has the details (my emphasis added): One of Britain’s biggest hotel chains has removed Bibles from its rooms to avoid upsetting non-Christians. The decision by Travelodge has been … Continue reading

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Conservatives respect atheists less

This clip by S. E. Cupp is making the rounds. I often find Cupp to be glib, so it’s no surprise that I disagree with many of the details of what she is saying. In particular it struck me as … Continue reading

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The culture of science is the culture of the Left

Robert Tracinski, in What Atheists Have To Offer The Right‘s, kindly points to this website. He also goes on to assert: That leads me to what atheists have to offer to this agenda. One of the problems with citing a … Continue reading

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What is Europe’s anti-Semitism problem about?

In Slate, Europe Has a Serious Anti-Semitism Problem, and It’s Not All About Israel: A recent Anti-Defamation League survey found that 24 percent of the French population and 21 percent of the German population harbor some anti-Semitic attitudes. A recent study of anti-Semitic … Continue reading

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God, the EPA and Climate Change Regulation

From Climate Progress: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Speaking to three administrators for the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, David Kepley, an elder and deacon at the Providence Presbyterian Church, quoted Leviticus. “God said ‘the land is mine; with me you are … Continue reading

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