Still Wrong About Egypt—and Wrong About the World

Walter Russell Mead The American Interest 7/4/2013

Both the Armed Forces of Egypt and President Obama made important statements last night. The Egyptian statement justifying the overthrow of President Morsi is here, and President Obama’s statement of concern is here. Looking carefully at both statements, it appears that the non-coup coup or whatever we want […]

‘An Iron Curtain Has Descended Upon the Continent’

Dave in Texas Ace of Spades HQ 3/5/2013

Churchill’s speech at Westminster College, this day, in 1946.

There were many fond references to hopes of the United Nations, sprinkled with fops about an”international armed force” based on Anglo-American dominance. There were references to our recent war cooperation with “my wartime comrade” Uncle Joe.

But as […]

Sharia4Belgium threatens Geert Wilders, demands islamic law for Europe 5/27/2012

SheikYerMami has more at Winds of Jihad.

…Amsterdam VVD councillor, Robert Flos, has criticised the police for the way they dealt with a hate speech on Dam

Square on Friday. On local television channel AT5, the councillor says the police failed to arrest the Sharia4Holland speakers, who made death threats aimed at […]

Repressing the Internet, Western-Style

As politicians call for more online controls after London and Norway, authoritarian states are watching

Evgeny Morozov The Wall Street Journal 8/13/2011

Did the youthful rioters who roamed the streets of London, Manchester and other British cities expect to see their photos scrutinized by angry Internet users, keen to identify the miscreants? In the immediate […]

After Iraq’s Day of Rage, a Crackdown on Intellectuals

Stephanie McCrummen The Washington Post 2/27/2011

BAGHDAD – Iraqi security forces detained about 300 people, including prominent journalists, artists and lawyers who took part in nationwide demonstrations Friday, in what some of them described as an operation to intimidate Baghdad intellectuals who hold sway over popular opinion.

On Saturday, four journalists who had been released […]

‘Scary things that go bump in the night’

Michael Ramirez Facebook 2/11/2011

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