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War of the Worlds – Tom on Fortress on a Hill

Henri and I delved into the 2005 sci-fi alien invasion film/Tom Cruise vehicle War of the Worlds.  We discuss the... The post first appeared on .

Keeping the Faith, Staying the Course

My Mother passed 27 years ago today.  Now my own mortality is rapidly closing in.  Ironically, the thing I am most proud of in retrospect came the most easily to me: staying true to the values imparted by my parents.  In my forthcoming book, I include this remembrance of them: “Traitors!”

On the Margins of the Apocalypse: Crimes in Vietnam that no one remembers

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From The Times (of London) on Those Perfidious Russians and Gallant Ukrainians

&;The Azov Battalion has removed a neo-Nazi symbol from its insignia that has helped perpetuate Russian propaganda about Ukraine being in the grip of far-right nationalism.&; (30 May 2022)
 

NORMAN FINKELSTEIN ON ABORTION, ROE, AND THE ALITO OPINION

NORMAN FINKELSTEIN ON ABORTION, ROE, AND THE ALITO OPINION   Note:  In this excerpt from my forthcoming book, I’ll Burn That Bridge When I Get to It!, I address whether it’s legitimate to suppress speech on the grounds that the said speech is socially “regressive.”  I answer in the negative, and illustrate the point by considering the abortion debate.   

Saudi Arabia in Search of Someone Who Reads Hebrew

Saudi Arabia recently purchased 1,000 .  In view of recent developments, it needs to check what are the terms of the warranty.  Unfortunately, no one in the Royal Palace reads Hebrew (or, for that matter, any other language).

Is Bari Bovine Weiss cribbing?

Here is Bari Bovine Weiss on Gaza: The results of this mess, as always, are especially bad for the Palestinians who live under Hamas rule. Casualty reports are hard to verify because Hamas controls the media (even the international press) inside the Gaza Strip, but it appears that more than 50 Palestinians have been killed. Some of these people are entirely innocent non-combatants, including children. This is an unspeakable tragedy. It is also one of the unavoidable burdens of political power, of Zionism’s dream turned into the reality of self-determination.

Katie Halper: Norman Finkelstein on Israel & What’s Happening Here

 

Here’s what real talent sounds like

 

Saudi Arabia in Search of Someone Who Reads Hebrew

Saudi Arabia recently purchased 1,000 .  In view of recent developments, it needs to check what are the terms of the warranty.  Unfortunately, no one in the Royal Palace reads Hebrew (or, for that matter, any other language).

Katie Halper: Norman Finkelstein on Israel & What’s Happening Here

Here’s what real talent sounds like