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Muslims are Reading the Bible Again

Muslims are Reading the Bible Again Gabriel Said Reynolds, The Quran & the Bible: Text and Commentary, Yale University Press, 2018, Pp. xviii, 1008, reviewed by Darrell Sutton The decline of Christianity in the West has not impeded the continuous surge … Continue reading

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Lighten Up

Lighten Up Whiteness: The Original Sin, Jim Goad, Obnoxious Books, Stone Mountain, Georgia, 2018, paperback, 345pp. reviewed by Ed Dutton The Puritans never had a sense of humour. These irony-deficient, extremist Protestants were too intensely focused on virtue signalling and questioning … Continue reading

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Reign of Tenor

Reign of Tenor Review of Andrea Chénier, dramma istorico, music composed by Umberto Giordano, libretto by Luigi Illica, directed by Sir David McVicar, conducted by Daniel Oren, Royal Opera, 20th May 2019, reviewed by Leslie Jones At Contessa de Coigny’s soirée, … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES: May 2019

Endnotes: May 2019 From Meadow to Mayfair – Stuart Millson pays tribute to the English light music tradition The great tone-poems of English music need little introduction: Bax’s epic evocation of Cornish myth and landscape, Tintagel, and Holst’s mysterious Dorset … Continue reading

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The Science of Power

The Science of Power Bill Hartley defends Fracking  April 10th 2019 dawned with a light covering of frost over North Yorkshire. Despite this, the local BBC news announced there would be an open air tea party in the village of Kirby … Continue reading

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Kirstjen Nielsen, Leaving Neverland

Kirstjen Nielsen, Leaving Neverland by Ilana Mercer The New York Times reports that “More than 76,000 migrants crossed the border without authorization in February” this year. March saw 100,000 merry migrants waltz into the U.S., undisturbed. Caravans are getting larger, not … Continue reading

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In the Year of Three Kings

In the Year of Three Kings  The King Who Had to Go, Adrian Phillips, Biteback Publishing, 2016, isbn 978-1-78590-347-2, reviewed by Monty Skew Recently revealed letters, hitherto kept secret, have dispelled any lasting illusions about Edward VIII’s short and inglorious … Continue reading

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Befuddled Bernie Sanders

Befuddled Bernie Sanders by Ilana Mercer Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont, thinks that “everyone should have the right to vote—even the Boston Marathon bomber … even for terrible people, because once you start chipping away and you say, ‘Well, … Continue reading

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Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea

Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea Review of Billy Budd, opera in two acts, music by Benjamin Britten, libretto by E M Forster and Eric Crozier, conducted by Ivor Bolton, directed by Deborah Warner, Royal Opera, 23rd April 2019, reviewed … Continue reading

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The Moral of the Mueller Inquisition

 The Moral of the Mueller Inquisition by Ilana Mercer One among many, former CIA head honcho John Brennan had famously asserted that President Trump was “treasonous” and “in the pocket of Putin.” It was “beyond a shadow of a doubt … Continue reading

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