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Strategika: “ISIS And Islam,” With Raymond Ibrahim

interview with Raymond Ibrahimvia Strategika
Friday, February 26, 2016

Raymond Ibrahim explains how Islamic history and theology have influenced the development of ISIS.

In the News

Letter From Rome: Francis-Trump Populism, Part II

quoting Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Acton Institute
Monday, February 29, 2016

After first broaching the subject of the populism of Pope Francis and Donald Trump last September, I admit to being provocative, perhaps excessively so. Then the pope and Trump engaged in a controversy over building walls, with Trump initially taking exception to having his religious faith questioned. 

In the News

Teaching Antisemitism At Vassar -- And Beyond

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Saturday, February 27, 2016

The anti-Semitic hysteria on many elite American campuses (the veil of anti-Zionism now thrown off) is belatedly becoming the subject of major concern in the Jewish community. As well it should. The young people of this community, in what should be idyllic years, are being exposed, often for the first time in their lives, to unreasoning hatred.

Analysis and Commentary

Matt Ridley On The Evolution Of Everything

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 22, 2016

Matt Ridley talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his latest book, The Evolution of Everything. Ridley applies the lens of emergent order to a wide variety of phenomena including culture, morality, religion, commerce, innovation, and consciousness.

In the News

Shultz Warns Of Religious War Led By Islamic State, Iran

quoting George P. Shultzvia Jerusalem Post
Monday, February 15, 2016

“You can’t tear religion and war apart from each other, and now with ISIS and I might say Iran, war has a religious background to it.”

Analysis and Commentary

How Mountain And Pacific States Jews Differ From The Rest

by Steven M. Cohen, Samuel J. Abramsvia Jewish Journal
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Jews who live in the West — the Mountain and Pacific states — stand apart from their counterparts in the rest of the country living in the Northeast, Midwest and South. Western Jews — of whom about three quarters live in California and about half of whom live in the Los Angeles area alone — are more likely to be members of the baby-boom generation, living alone or intermarried, raising non-Jewish children, unaffiliated with synagogues or Jewish organizations and identify as Democrats and liberals.

Analysis and Commentary

Smith's Defense Of Western Civilization

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, January 14, 2016

I'm glad that co-author Bryan Caplan called attention to the excellent essay by Nathan Smith. Otherwise I might not have known about it. Bryan highlighted some great sections. I want to highlight one other section. It's about the nicest modern defense of Western civilization that I've seen in a couple of decades.

Analysis and Commentary

Jews In The West, Jews On The Left

by Samuel J. Abrams, Steven M. Cohenvia Jewish Journal
Thursday, January 7, 2016

Regardless of the exact rationale, Jews of the West are politically and ideologically different from those in the rest of the United States.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist, with Victor Davis Hanson: “VDH’s New Year's Resolutions”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, January 7, 2016

How to excel at political correctness in 2016.

Analysis and Commentary

Progressive “Thought-Blockers”: Islamophobia

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A few days before the San Bernardino shootings, President Obama reacted to Donald Trump’s proposal to bar Muslims entry into the U.S. by saying, “It is the responsibility of all Americans––of every faith––to reject discrimination.


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