From National Review Online.
Archive for March, 2011
Hey, Arianna! Andrew Breitbart called Van Jones a “punk.” Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a “cunt.” Which one did you ban again?
I like Claire Berlinski’s take: I was originally inclined to join the call for Facebook to take it down. I’ve changed my mind. Not, mind you, on free speech grounds–as I argued in the comment below Judith’s post, no one has a right to free speech on Facebook. It’s a company, not a government, They [...]
Melanie Phillips speaks her mind.
Are elitists indeed.
Claire Berlinski laments Turkey’s illiberal descent: Here in Turkey, we’re consumed by the hunt for the forbidden manuscripts of The Imam’s Army. The police have arrested the author, Ahmet Şık, on suspicion of membership in the Ergenekon conspiracy, and they’re hunting down every copy of the draft of his book. More here: The leader of [...]
Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders spoke at the Annual Lecture of the Magna Carta Foundation in Rome, Italy on March 25. Wilders reminds us of history and what our future is if we do nothing: Will Durant, the famous 20th century American historian, wrote that “A great civilization cannot be destroyed from outside if it has [...]
Is not going to be pretty — Mark Steyn As is their wont, [the London Metropolitan Police] did little to prevent property damage – or the general intimidation of visitors to the capital by so-called “anarchists” (an odd term for pro-government welfare-funded thugs). I saw ski-masked yobs fire a firework into a group of startled [...]
We do not get to see courage much on video these days, but below is a stunning, and yes, magnificent example. Andrew Stuttaford: Here’s what the Spectator’s Nick Cohen has to say: If we are going to avoid a clash of civilisations, we are going to need many more like the Pakistani actress Veena Malik. [...]