Category: War

We all have so much work to do

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: ‘Trump is where he is because of his appeal to racism’ By Donald McRae, Friday 8 December 2017 13.26 EST   Like all people my age I find the passage of time so startling,” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says with a quiet smile. The 70-year-old remains the highest points-scorer in the history of the NBA …

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War

  Hedd Wyn: the shepherd poet whose story shows the stupidity of war By Giles Fraser, Thursday 9 November 2017   When the first world war broke out, the poet Ellis Humphrey Evans was working as a shepherd on the family hill farm in north Wales. Generally better known by his bardic name, Hedd Wyn, …

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Distinguished intellectual tradition

Let’s be honest about the Second Amendment By Matthew Walther, October 6, 2017   The Second Amendment clearly and definitively does not say what so many gun-rights absolutists in America claim it does. This is interesting when you consider conservatives’ otherwise consistent adherence to constitutional originalism. Consider, for instance, that one of the soundest, if …

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Hands-off relationship with the truth

Sebastian Gorka, the West Wing’s Phony Foreign-Policy Guru By Bob Dreyfuss, August 10, 2017   The Breitbart News headline, back in November 2014, rang like a five-alarm fire bell: MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD OVERRUNS NATIONAL CATHEDRAL IN DC. Its author, Breitbart’s national-security editor, was Dr. Sebastian L. v. Gorka, who currently occupies a top White House post …

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Self-deception started early

Howard Zinn’s July 4 Wisdom Stands the Test of Time By Howard Zinn, July 4, 2017     On this July 4, we would do well to renounce nationalism and all its symbols: its flags, its pledges of allegiance, its anthems, its insistence in song that God must single out America to be blessed. Is …

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America’s first civil war

The Scars of Our Nation’s Violent Birth By George Will, July 1, 2017 8:00 PM   Philadelphia — Some American history museums belabor visitors with this message: You shall know the truth and it shall make you feel ashamed of, but oh-so-superior to, your wretched ancestors. The new Museum of the American Revolution is better …

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We expect people to die.

The destruction of the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul is another example of the ‘culturecide’ we’ve become so used to By Robert Fisk, Thursday 29 June 2017 12:45 BST   Over the years, I’ve almost lost count of the priceless treasures of art and antiquity which I’ve seen with my own eyes – and which now …

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