1967

Dear World

NOUGH SAID. Consider this blog, Zionist friendly, which actually prefers all Arabs to remove themselves to Syria and Jordan, drop this palestinian pretense and become civilized human beings (hope springeth eternal). We have welcomed those who repeat the mantra that anti-zionism is not the same as anti-semitism to speak their peace at the Bellicose Augur. Speak plainly though, dear world, to suffer inarticulate joy riding fools is a waste of time, and encourages more of the same...

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Lies, Damn Lies, And The Statistically Challenged Media

FRIGHTFUL CASE COULD BE MADE made that in the age of television, and especially since 1967, there has not been a news event of major transformative effect that has not been presented to the public without serious distortions. Some have been outright lies. Damn lies even. The seriousness of the effects of these distortions cannot be understated. Here are a variety of examples as put forth by Yaacov ben Moshe over at his Breath of the Beast blog: In 1967 the world was given the impression that the great victory in The Six Day War had solved the Middle East...


In Sharpening Our Vocabulary

Defending Islamofascism. It's a valid term. Here's why, according to the glaringly bright lights of British intellectual, Christopher Hitchens, one of the most tenacious political minds on the circuit today. he attempt by David Horowitz and his allies to launch "Islamofascism Awareness Week" on American campuses has been met with a variety of responses. One of these is a challenge to the validity of the vocabulary itself. It's quite the done thing, in liberal academic circles, to sneer at any comparison between fascist and jihadist ideology. People like Tony Judt write to me to say, in effect, that it's ahistorical...