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The Riots in Jerusalem Explained

Big, violent riots in Jerusalem (July 22-23 2017). Last week, three Arabs Muslims with Israeli nationality killed two Israeli policemen in Jerusalem. Reminder: All of Jerusalem is under the control of Israel, has been since 1967. Before that, under Jordanian … Continue reading

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September 11th 2016

Fifteen years ago, the American people and the whole world became aware of the fact that violent jihadists were are war with us and with it. The war had been going on a for a while but we were not … Continue reading

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End of Year in France: Perspective

Following even distantly the press of another country is a healthy habit on several counts. (One of those is that it’s a good reason to learn a foreign language well.) For me, the French media give me perspective with respect … Continue reading

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Figures and Academic Rot

Numerical figures can be used to demolish an assertion, to illustrate a point, to confuse issues, or to intimidate an opponent. Figures in large numbers can also used to overwhelm, to absorb an adversary’s attention to the point of incapacitating … Continue reading

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Guantanamo: A Conservative Moral Blind Spot

A current Guantanamo detainee, M. Slahi, just published a book about his ordeal. The book is redacted of course but it still tells an arresting story. M. Slahi was captured in 2000. He has been held in detention, mostly at … Continue reading

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New Essay in “Liberty Unbound”

Read my essay on violent jihad in France on the libertarian site Liberty Unbound: “Religious Bric-à-Brac and Tolerance of Violent Jihad.”

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Doubts About Danger from ISIS, the so-called “Islamic State,” (“IS”) and the Long War Ahead

I am sure that ISIS, the “Islamic State, ” (IS) needs destruction, through extermination or through any other means. That entity is one of the several clear manifestations of dire evil in my lifetime and since Nazism. If it’s allowed … Continue reading

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