Daily Archive: May 1, 2009

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The New Face of Empire

Then again, simply because the United States ceased to be a ‘real’ republic does not mean that it ever became an empire. Of course, the United States did become an empire, complete with colonies,...

1

a quote for the afternoon

“I would not take this thing, if it lay by the highway. Not were Minas Tirith falling in ruin and I alone could save her, so, using the weapon of the Dark Lord for...

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One way forward for the West Bank

by max socol In the bowels of ED Kain’s most recent Israel prophecy, there’s a (pleasantly civil) debate swirling around the security implications of a West Bank withdrawal. As I mentioned there, it reminded...

3

quote for the morning

Torture is an impermissible evil. Except under two circumstances. The first is the ticking time bomb. . . . The second exception to the no-torture rule is the extraction of information from a high-value...

1

A great headline…

A.O. Scott’s review of X-Men Origins: Wolverine is headlined, “I, Mutant, Red in Face and Claw,” which I think is wonderful. It gets me wondering, though: do movie review headline writers have some kind...