Monthly Archives: December 2011

“A Complex, Multi-Generational Rescue Operation…”

Get away from Christmas card sentimentality and some troubling questions come up. What kind of a God would get his own kid out of harm’s way while leaving so many other children so exposed? Why didn’t God give all the … Continue reading

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The Hitch

[…] Without taking anything away from Hitchens’s native gifts as a polemicist, it is not difficult to pinpoint the source of many of his poisonous attitudes toward the Jews and Judaism. He has done so himself many times by naming … Continue reading

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A Master Class in Making a Preview

I’m going to Wichita Far from this opera forever more I’m gonna work the straw, make the sweat drip out of every pore And I’m pleading, and I’m pleading, and I’m pleading right before the Lord All the words are … Continue reading

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Remind me again why Professor Cole still has a job?

Juan Cole, the University of Michigan professor and blogger, fancies himself a fact-checker who uncovers hidden truths via the Arabic press. He attempted this most recently in a post entitled “Did the Muslim Brotherhood Threaten to Kill ‘All Jews’?” His … Continue reading

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Why the West Will Always Win

In the manual [Baron von] Steuben wrote for [George Washington’s] American army, the most remarkable theme was love: love of the soldier for his fellow soldier, love of the officer for his men, love of country and love of his … Continue reading

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Fire All The Sociologists

…Black students who graduate from elite colleges consistently gravitate toward less prestigious – though by no means less important – jobs in fields perceived as directly addressing social and racial inequities, such as education, social work and community and nonprofit … Continue reading

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