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Multicultural Suicide

February 13, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba In his famed poem, Mending Wall, the American poet, Robert Frost chided the rock wall that he and his neighbor would mend each spring, replacing fallen rocks. “He is all pine and I am apple orchard. My apple trees will never get across and eat the cones under his pines, I tell […]

Disputing Darwin

February 11, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba Abraham Lincoln was born on the same day, February 12, as Charles Darwin in 1809. The place was Shrewsbury, England and he was the fifth child and second son of Robert Waring Darwin and Susanna Wedgwood. He would bequeath the family name to science as Darwinism or Darwinian. He wrote “On the […]

Short Attention Spans

February 10, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba The American Revolution, from the day in 1773 when tea got dumped in Boston Bay to the day in 1781 when the British were defeated at Yorktown took eight years. If it had been on television, the ratings would have fallen off in about two weeks. My point is that, by the […]

Iran’s Gangster Government

February 8, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba Two hapless Americans, Shane Bauer and Joseph Fattal, have been held hostage in Iran for eighteen months. Hikers, they and Sarah Shourd, were taken prisoner in what is generally described as “an unmarked border area between Iraq and Iran.” As much as I sympathize with their problem, I keep asking myself how […]

Football (and War) is About Winning

February 7, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba The film, “Patton”, opens with George C. Scott giving an abbreviated version of General George Patton’s actual speech to the men of the Third Army on the eve of D-Day. Today’s wars apparently require a different kind of general; one who gets combat ribbons for testifying before Congress and giving press conferences. […]

Islam and the Prospect of World War Three

February 6, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba “I against my brother, I and my brother against our cousin. I, my brother and our cousin against the neighbors. All of us against the foreigner.” – Bedouin proverb Almost from its beginning, Islam has been a religion divided by warring camps. The tragedy of Islam is that Muslims are far more […]

Barack Obama, Shape-Shifter

February 5, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba With the advent of the centennial of Ronald Reagan’s birthday on Sunday, it was perhaps predictable that Time Magazine would photoshop a picture of Obama and Reagan as if they were standing together. “Why Obama (Hearts) Reagan” was the cover line. Obama would have been twenty years old when Reagan took office […]