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Harridans Orchestrate Witch Hunts

Harridans Orchestrate Witch Hunts, Ilana Mercer slams #MeToo The particular CNN segment I was watching concerned Fox News personality Tucker Carlson. It was meant to help terminate the controversial anchor’s career. The sourpuss, dressed in marigold yellow, who was presiding … Continue reading

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Who are You?

Who are You? Identity: the Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment, Francis Fukuyama, Profile Books, London, 2018, 218 pp., reviewed by Leslie Jones According to sociologist Francis Fukuyama, identity politics can sometimes be “a natural and inevitable response … Continue reading

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Brexit – Crunch Time

Brexit – Crunch Time by Stuart Millson Despite a rash of remain-inspired parliamentary motions, an all-out media assault against our withdrawal from the EU, and the prospect of a postponement of our leave date, the wheels of change are turning … Continue reading

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Kamala’s Values Cudgel

Kamala’s Values Cudgel by Ilana Mercer Sen. Kamala Harris talks a lot about “our American values.” Ditto the other female candidates who’ve declared for president in the busy Democratic field. “Our American values are under attack,” Harris has tweeted. “Babies … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Benno Landsberger

Getting to Know Benno Landsberger Luděk Vacín, The Unknown Benno Landsberger: ‘A Biographical Sketch of an Assyriological Altmeister’s Development, Exile, and Personal Life’, (Harrassowitz Verlag, 2018), $45.00. Pp.132 Assyriologists in recent times have ruminated on their own discipline. Historical sketches of notable … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, March 2019

ENDNOTES, March 2019 In this edition; contemporary British music on the Sheva label: the Danish National Seasonal Songbook, from OUR Recordings; reviewed by Stuart Millson Hector Berlioz, Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem), a concert at St Paul’s, reviewed by Leslie Jones One … Continue reading

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They Shall not Grow Old

They Shall not Grow Old A film directed by Peter Jackson, reviewed by Robert Henderson This is a unique film in terms of its making. Peter Jackson has taken contemporary footage from the First World War and coloured the original … Continue reading

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Ivanka the Terrible

Ivanka the Terrible by Ilana Mercer Donald Trump went into a gathering of special interests, on March 6. It comprised Goldman-Sachs Democrat Ivanka Trump, American multinational CEOs like Apple’s Tim Cook and assorted Chamber of Commerce lobbyists. The president of the United … Continue reading

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Water, in the Leader’s Vision

Water, in the Leader’s Vision by Bill Hartley                                                                             There is something reassuring about absolute monarchy. For one thing, the English language newspaper Muscat Daily is free of the usual political discourse. Coming from a Brexit obsessed Britain, this is no bad … Continue reading

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Crisis 2000: Insurrection in the United States!

Crisis 2000: Insurrection in the United States!  by Mark Wegierski Magazine: GameFix: The Forum of Ideas (Sacramento, California: Game Publications Group) no 2, November 1994 Game: Crisis 2000: Insurrection in the United States! enclosed in GameFix The subtitle The Forum of Ideas was dropped … Continue reading

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