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Essays of Special Interest from 2007, 2008 and 2009
[Copyright Patrick Foy]
“Please don't confuse 'em with facts or distract 'em from NFL playoffs!”
--A recent note from a prep school classmate.
Noel Coward's dig at English colonial society contained in his...
The fact that we are living in a "post 9/11 world" has been utilized (most irritatingly by our goofy, mendacious Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice) to justify just about anything related to war, torture and foreign...
The wholesale insanity in Mumbai, India, last week could lead to bigger insanities elsewhere in the months ahead. For example, on November 27th in Spiegel Online there appeared an article entitled "Terror in India: Obama's...
Afterword: The Obama Victory
[November 7th, 2008]
A wonderful circumstance attendant upon my visit to Southampton, New York, for the annual, week-long croquet tournament in July is that there is no television in the room where I stay. The idiot box is gone, and I scarcely...
Arabs had lived in Palestine always,
under many occupiers;
under the Assyrians, Babylonians, Romans;
the Turks, the Crusaders, the British;
Let me drop the Churchillian avenue of inquiry for a moment to address McCain's current campaign strategy as it relates to Iraq and the so-called “surge” as propagated by General David Petraeus. McCain stated not too long...
It would, of course, be folly to take at face value anything said by any of the three U.S. Presidential contenders still in the ring. True to the disgraceful, modern-day record of U.S. Presidential campaigns, the contestants...
The libertarian website LewRockwell.com contains an excellent commentary ("The Election From Hell") about the current U.S. process for picking the next frontman to be President of Ex America. This extravaganza has gone...
A rebuttal may be expected from me in response to professor Paul Gottfried's recent (January 15th) blog entry “Defending the Israelis....” in Taki's Top Drawer. I am happy to comply, having fully recovered from the tribulations...
Rest assured that the subject matter of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 will be revisited here in the near future, with some further comparisons, parallels and speculation. For the moment, allow me to return to the immediate tragedy...
There is a Washington insider named Michael Gerson who wrote speeches for the Cheney White House and who supposedly was Bush Jr’s favorite speechwriter. He now writes for Newsweek and the Washington Post. Gerson was a guest...
The venerable, highbrow publisher--Farrar, Straus and Giroux--is publishing the bombshell book The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy this week. In a recent blog entry, “The Lobby Strikes”, Justin Raimondo gave us a heads-up...
[Taki’s Top Drawer, May 3rd, 2007]
You may have noticed that George Tenet prefers to talk about the aftermath of “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, to wit, the U.S. occupation...