Daily Archives: May 20, 2010

The Opium of Intellectuals

Their are sources of required reading for those guilty of having given themselves over to murderous passionate ideologies only later to live with poisoned conscience.  Julien Benda’s “The Treason of Clerics” and Raymond Aron’s 1955 masterpiece “The Opium of Intellectuals” … Continue reading

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The Ideals Defining Reagan

Peggy Noonan once remarked that she remembered a strange insight into the character of Reagan.  “I remember acknowledging to myself that he didn’t seem to have any close friends.  It was only years later that I understood what then remained … Continue reading

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Benny Avni: Oriana Fallachi In Drag

One simply cannot find a better informed source on the Middle East and its intractable political, religious pathologies and their geo-political consequences than Benny Avni.  His sources remain personal contacts of intelligence agency personnel throughout the globe.  Yesterday he revealed … Continue reading

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Obituary: U.S. & International Human Rights Regime 1947-2010

Ahmadinejad’s triangulation with Brazil and Turkey although originating with the American administration reveals two significant points of interest that ought to have Washington reeling.  But don’t worry, those at foggy bottom are secure even if the entire infrastructure built since … Continue reading

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