The Iconoclast

Wednesday, 20 February 2019
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by Gary Fouse A few days ago, I wrote a reaction to the trailers I was seeing of CBS's 60 Minutes interview with Andrew McCabe. I stated then that I wanted to see the full program, which aired Sunday before making a final judgment. After seeing the interview Sunday, there isn't much of anything ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/20/2019 5:14 AM by Gary Fouse
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
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by Michael Curtis He sits and day dreams, he’s got day dreams galore. He may look like he’s obsessed and talk like he’s obsessed, but don’t let that fool you, he really is obsessed. Now that Bernie Sanders announced on February 19, 2019 that he is a candidate for president of the U.S. it is appropriate ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/20/2019 4:58 AM by Michael Curtis
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
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The Justice Department abuses its power before conviction, and the Bureau of Prisons does the same afterwards. by Conrad Black In the president’s well-crafted and well-delivered address to Congress last week, the most affecting section of his remarks was the reference to two African-American ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/20/2019 4:46 AM by Conrad Black
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
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CNU (Congress for the New Urbanism) published a new review of Making Dystopia, contributor James Stevens Curl's new book.   The Emperor's New Buildings A book review of Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism by James Stevens Curl. MICHAEL ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/19/2019 7:32 PM by New English Review
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
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Islamic State schoolgirl Shamima Begum has had her British citizenship revoked, her family has been told in a letter from the Home Office. The letter, obtained by ITV News, was received by Ms Begum's mother on Tuesday. "Please find enclosed papers that relate to a decision taken by the Home Secretary, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/19/2019 1:03 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 18 February 2019
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From The Daily Mail and The Times A teenager from Bethnal Green who tried to join ISIS in Syria was hauled off a plane when police found a stash of extremist materials but was never prosecuted, it has emerged. The 15-year-old tried to fly to Turkey from Heathrow in order to head to Syria in December ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2019 5:12 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 17 February 2019
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by Theodore Dalrymple According to many philosophers, starting with Kant, existence is not a predicate, but whether this is so or not, the first time I have ever seen it praised as something meritorious in itself was in a recent article in the Guardian newspaper, the bellwether of British center-left ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2019 5:10 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Sunday, 17 February 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced in mid-December that a new Turkish offensive in northern Syria would target Kurdish forces, in order to push them back from the Syrian-Turkish border. This was not a surprise. For years, Erdogan has shown more interest in fighting the Kurds in ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2019 4:55 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 15 February 2019
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  Esteemed architectural historian James Stevens Curl, a contributer at NER, has written a fascinating book on architecture, Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism.  The site Architecture Here and There discusses a the book and a recent review here. Make sure not ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2019 10:32 PM by New English Review
Friday, 15 February 2019
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From Yahoo News, The Guardian, and The Sun. Photograph and drawing from the Times Sajid Javid has said he ‘will not hesitate’ to stop Shamima Begum, who left the UK to join Isis, from returning to the UK.The Home Secretary said he would use powers available to him to prevent Ms Begum from coming ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2019 11:04 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 15 February 2019
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Now that she has attacked Elliot Abrams, I wonder where Representative Ilhan Omar stands on the issue of FGM given that she is a Somali-American and the practice is pandemic among Somalis. No one has asked her about it publicly. I am asking her here. by Phyllis Chesler  Many Westerners seem ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2019 11:03 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Friday, 15 February 2019
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by Michael Curtis According to legend Irish eyes should be smiling, like the morn in spring, and when all the world seems bright and gay. In reality, Ireland has been a trouble spot since the invasion of the island by the English king Henry II in 1171, whether to prevent a rival, Strongbow from ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2019 6:22 AM by Michael Curtis
Thursday, 14 February 2019
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by G. Murphy Donovan “The lady doth protest, too much, methinks.” - WS Surely the Super Bowl game itself wasn’t a fail; if you like defense and fourth quarter suspense.      What’s not to like about the New England Patriots, America’s team it seems. Tom Brady and Jules Edelman, just as ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/14/2019 1:26 PM by G. Murphy Donovan
Thursday, 14 February 2019
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by Conrad Black An eminent former cabinet member and I are having an amicable running debate about what level of concern is justified by the steadily more extreme espousal of lunatic policy positions by influential Democrats. Personal income top tax rates of 70 percent (Elizabeth Warren, Bernie ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/14/2019 6:29 AM by Conrad Black
Thursday, 14 February 2019
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by Geoffrey Clarfield On January 15, and well into the morning of the next day, terrorists affiliated with the Somali Jihadi group Al Shabab forced their way into an upscale Nairobi hotel and business centre, killing 21 innocent civilians. Kenyan authorities, with some help from Western allies, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/14/2019 6:20 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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