Women and Children for Sale

A new U.N. report paints a terrifying picture of life under the Islamic State.

Colum Lynch Foreign Policy 10/2/2014

…”The array of violations and abuses perpetrated by ISIL and associated armed groups is staggering, and many of their acts may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity,” the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, […]

Where the Black Flags Fly

Daniel Greenfield Sultan Knish 8/25/2014

Media conveys immediacy, but it doesn’t convey culture. Its famous flattening effect makes shoppers at a Staples in D.C. or a Whole Foods in Berkeley feel like they’re right among the toppled buildings of Aleppo or Gaza, without actually giving them any insight into the motivations of the players.

They’re […]

The Myth of the Greater Good

Politicians must stop acting like the ends justify the means.

Sheldon Richman Reason Magazine 2/24/2012

I—and most other people, I assume—grew up being taught that the end doesn’t justify the means. Basically, this is an injunction not to rationalize one’s behavior while using other people as mere means to one’s ends.

Most people apply that […]