The following is an excerpt from my essay, Islam’s Reign of Terror, published last month by Voltaire Press.
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With the calm, objective, and nearly disinterested panache he is noted for, in Intellectuals and Race* Thomas Sowell dissects a broad range of fallacies that have surrounded the touchy and often contentious subject of race. In this latest volume he doesn’t miss a trick, and covers as succinctly as possible the whole gamut of why [...]
Imagine for a moment that I have been elected a U.S. Senator for the state of Virginia, replacing one of the two roll-with-the-punches Democrats who vote the straight Party line, and I am on the Senate Judiciary Committee which is holding a special hearing on the reported misconduct of FBI Director Robert Mueller over a [...]
As I noted in my last column, “The Stinking Badges of Our Federales” (June 2nd), the Department of Justice is again on the attack against freedom of speech. The occasion for this guerilla attack is a talk to be given by United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee Bill Killian during an event [...]
“Badges? We ain’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinking badges!” – Alfonso Bedoya as Gold Hat, the Mexican bandit, to Humphrey Bogart in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) We are fast approaching the day when men with badges can regularly spy on [...]
In my spare moments, which are few and far between, I have often imagined what the ideal socialist-communist utopia envisioned by Progressives and their ilk would be like and how it would function. Over the years I have read various collectivist utopian novels, particularly those that envisioned ideal communist or socialist societies, and dismissed them [...]
Some time ago speculation ran through the Mainstream Media and the Internet about which “playbook” the Obama administration has been following in terms of its domestic and international policies. Was it George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, or Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged? The consensus came down for Atlas Shrugged, a novel whose villains seemed to have enjoyed [...]
One question about the creators of “entertainment” such as “Mad Men” which I have never seen asked by other critics is: Why are they stuck in that particular creative rut? Why are stories that are pro-individualism, pro-happiness, and pro-freedom impossible to them to conceive of and develop?
Literary naturalism cannot tolerate heroes. There are no heroes in AMC’s Mad Men; virtually all the characters are manipulative, dishonest, repressed, or blindly avaricious frauds. If a character isn’t a villain, then he is a victim of the villains.
What is this column about? It is about the price paid for evasion of the knowledge, the evasion of the identify of our enemy, which is Islam.