151 results for d'Nalgar

Gristle in your tea

This darling piece, another in the ongoing saga of “reasons to hate Muslims” (Sentinel Record, October 27, 2010, page 25), was a jewel of illogical brevity:

Attacked by Muslims

Dear editor:

On Sept. 11, 2001, America was attacked by Muslims. Muslim extremists, to be sure, but they were not Catholic extremists or Jewish extremists or Hindu extremists or Japanese or German or Russian – every person who planned, trained for and executed the flights of those four planes … [more]

Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2010/10/27/gristle-in-your-tea/

Snatched! The abridged version…

“O all ye exorcizers come and exorcize now, and ye clergymen draw nigh and clerge,
For I wish to be purged of an urge.”

— Ogden Nash, from “So Does Everybody Else, Only Not So Much”

Can’t reconcile America, Islam” (September 8, 2010) is typical of the inky stain spreading across the opinion pages of this newspaper. This submission in particular is peculiar, blotted flummery, an angry smear of the planet’s 1.57 billion Muslims based on … [more]

Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2010/09/14/snatched-the-abridged-version/

A Dangerous New Threat

 

This young Jewish PhD candidate at the University of Chicago has written what I believe is an extremely insightful and timely essay — one that merits the urgent attention and concern of leaders in the fields of politics, religion and academia, not just in America and Europe, but in Israel, as well. 

Monsieur d’Nalgar: To clarify, Ray Close is introducing the essay of student/scholar Daniel Luban below.  Not to be confused with the photo I added of Dutch MP Geert [more]

Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2010/08/20/a-dangerous-new-threat/

It was a festive occasion

By Jacques d’Nalgar, Fourth of July, 2010

 

This I write, Octavius Fuluvim, humble servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, on the august occasion of a rare conjunction of our weekly gathering of Roman believers with the empire’s annual festivities honoring the she-wolf’s suckling of Romulus and Remus.  It is a faithful account of all that I observed at this saints’ assembly, this co-joined holy day and holiday.

It should be noted that our meeting together began according to the … [more]

Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2010/07/04/it-was-a-festive-occasion/

So long Charley

Dear editor:

Molly Ivins is long gone and Charley Reese has thrown in the towel.  All we’re left with now are the sanitized opinions of neocon apologists like Rich Lowrey, who just happens to be editor of the arch-conservative National Review.  There are still a few good writers out there but you’ll have to scour the Internet to find them — they are rapidly disappearing from the landscape of American journalism.  If it is truth ye seek, and the freedom … [more]

Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2008/10/12/so-long-charley/

Rabbi Fox

Ms. Gassaway,

I had hoped the rabbi’s recent rant would be disregarded by your readers as the specious partisan pandering it obviously is to anyone who understands even the smallest bits of Middle Eastern history and contemporary realities “over there.”  However, given that more than a week has passed, and now today’s follow-on huzzahs by a reader willfully blinded to any point of view that does not resonate with his own, I must ask if you intend to publish the … [more]

Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2008/07/10/rabbi-fox/

Lebanon’s future

 YaLibnanTV (websites www.yalibnan.com/ and www.iloubnan.info/-English) has this disturbing bit:

If you would like to know if you are Phoenician and interested in knowing your lineage, then please visit The Genographic Projects’ website to contribute DNA…

As an American mongrel with mixtures of English, German, Irish, Cherokee, Pawnee, and God-only-knows what else, when I read/hear about tracing a Phoenician bloodline in Lebanon, it immediately makes me suspicious that there is a nationalist agenda lurking behind it.  It smacks of the … [more]

Permanent link to this article: http://levantium.com/2007/09/08/lebanons-future/

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