Here are the Blogs in the Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
JP O'Malley writes in the Times of Israel:
LONDON — In April 1945, code-breakers at Bletchley Park, England, intercepted the following telegram from Adolf Hitler, who was then under siege in his bunker in Berlin: “The Führer attaches importance to the President of the Red Cross, the Duke of Coburg, ...Read More...
Posted on 09/08/2015 5:10 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 7 September 2015
Nicholas Shakespeare reviews Robert Gildea's new book on the French Resistance iin the Telegraph:
Thirstily swallowed by a humiliated France, the dominant narrative of the French Resistance was cooked up by General de Gaulle – “Joan of Arc in trousers”, Churchill testily called him – when he addressed ...Read More...
Posted on 09/07/2015 4:49 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 4 September 2015
Tim Brown wrties at Freedom Outpost:
Why is Louis Farrakhan not in jail? Why has he not been arrested and charged with inciting riots? Why has he not been arrested and charged with encouraging the murder of thousands of people based on his racist views? It isn't because of Barack Obama or his administration. ...Read More...
Posted on 09/04/2015 12:31 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 31 August 2015
Posted on 08/31/2015 10:27 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 24 August 2015
Despite its mild criticism, worth remembering. David Greenberg writes in The New Republic:
In the 1980s, in the faculty-filled suburbs west of Boston, the historian Howard Zinn was something of a folk hero. The Boston Globe, where Zinn published a column, ran stories of his battles with the dictatorial ...Read More...
Posted on 08/24/2015 9:22 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Sunday, 23 August 2015
Micah Mattix reviews The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West in the Free Beacon:
Last year, the University of Michigan funded a one-semester Inclusive Language Campaign to “raise awareness” about the offensiveness of certain words and phrases. It kicked ...Read More...
Posted on 08/23/2015 5:54 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Sunday, 16 August 2015
John D Davidson writes in the Free Beacon:
In his 1948 essay, Notes Towards the Definition of Culture, T.S. Eliot argued that the highest levels of culture are only attainable by relatively small groups of people, and that in order for a civilization to sustain high culture a class system of some ...Read More...
Posted on 08/16/2015 5:07 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Tarek Fatah writes in MEF:
The Western world's flaccid response to threats posed by the forces of Islamism is best described by the British author Theodore Dalrymple in his book, The New Vichy Syndrome: Why European Intellectuals Surrender to Barbarism.
Referring to the Danish cartoon controversy ...Read More...
Posted on 08/12/2015 1:58 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 10 August 2015
Richard Friedman writes in the Times of Israel:
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA — At a somber, well-attended Birmingham Jewish Federation Board of Directors meeting August 6, members of the board unanimously passed a resolution opposing the Iran agreement, amid fears that it could be highly dangerous for our ...Read More...
Posted on 08/10/2015 12:51 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Sunday, 9 August 2015
Edwin Black writes in Algemeiner:
On February 17, 2015, a number of America’s most vituperative anti-Israel activists woke up to discover that they had been named and spotlighted by a mysterious new website called Canary Mission, visible at www.canarymission.org.
The site boldly aggregates the ...Read More...
Posted on 08/09/2015 8:08 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 6 August 2015
Shurat HaDin, the Israel Law Center non-governmental organization has filed a motion in a U.S. federal court to legally block implementation of the Iran nuclear deal.
The NGO filed the motion on behalf of a group of American citizens who are victims of Iranian terrorism, holding ...Read More...
Posted on 08/06/2015 8:46 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 6 August 2015
In 2009, Kerby Anderson wrote an article still worth reading.
The philosopher George Santayana once said: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” To which I might add that those who remember Santayana’s maxim also seem condemned to repeat the phrase.
Ask ...Read More...
Posted on 08/06/2015 7:47 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 5 August 2015
Posted on 08/05/2015 1:51 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 3 August 2015
William H. Young writes in the NAS:
At its outset in the late-nineteenth century, American academic social science began a left turn away from our founding principles to theories from Europe—away from the individual to the identity group as the primary element of American society. Those theories ...Read More...
Posted on 08/03/2015 4:52 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Sunday, 2 August 2015
Jack Carleson writes at the American Thinker.
Shepard Fairey, designer of the famous red-and-blue "HOPE" portrait of Barack Obama, recently expressed disappointment with the President in an interview with National Journal's Aamer Madhani. It is fitting, perhaps, that the self-styled "propaganda ...Read More...
Posted on 08/02/2015 5:03 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Michael Young writes at the Daily Star:
As Syria breaks apart into de facto mini-states, it’s difficult to recall that its leaders always portrayed it as the prime Arab nationalist state. In other words, Syria’s ultimate destiny was to be a vanguard in forming a broader Arab nation.
Yet in a speech ...Read More...
Posted on 07/29/2015 12:17 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 24 July 2015
Joe Kaufman writes at Frontpage:
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has its foundation in the terrorist organization Hamas. It has been named as a co-conspirator by the U.S. government for two federal trials dealing with the financing of Hamas, and it is recognized as an international ...Read More...
Posted on 07/24/2015 1:03 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 14 July 2015
I ask you all to close down Planned Parenthood. From the Weekly Standard:
Sean Davis reports at The Federalist:
In shocking video obtained by the Center for Medical Progress and first reported by Live Action News, a top Planned Parenthood executive is seen attempting to sell body ...Read More...
Posted on 07/14/2015 1:16 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 13 July 2015
Censored Voices is likely to make as big a splash as The Gatekeepers, the 2012 documentary featuring six former heads of Israel’s secret-service agency—if not a bigger splash. Read more here....Read More...
Posted on 07/13/2015 1:35 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 13 July 2015
From the Jewish Standard:
The upper NY school district has agreed to pay 4.45 million dollars to settle an Anti Semitic Law suit case that was filed in 2012 by five current and former Jewish students at the Pine Bush School. The Jewish students sued the school for being tormented, bullied, and harassed ...Read More...
Posted on 07/13/2015 10:43 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 10 July 2015
Author Noah Richler has announced plans to run for the NDP in the long-held Liberal riding of Toronto-St. Paul’s.
Richler is a journalist, political commentator and broadcaster who has contributed to the BBC, the National Post, the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail. His latest ...Read More...
Posted on 07/10/2015 11:33 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 10 July 2015
Jonathan Rosenblum writes in the Jerusalem Post:
On about 200 campuses, there are annual Israel Apartheid Week rallies calling for the destruction of the State of Israel. Many of the events are formally sponsored by academic departments.
Former US ambassador Michael Oren relates in Ally: My Journey ...Read More...
Posted on 07/10/2015 11:10 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Sunday, 5 July 2015
Mordechai Kedar interviewed in Arutz Sheva:
Kedar noted that during Ramadan, the rituals of fasting and prayer bring many Muslims to feel closer to Allah.
This is in stark contrast, he said, to how many rulers of Islamic countries took power, conducted themselves, or treated their people - ...Read More...
Posted on 07/05/2015 11:54 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Saturday, 4 July 2015
The Jewish Observer:
David Brog, the leader of the world’s largest Christian Zionist organization, began a recent presentation in Nashville by assuring fellow Jews in the audience that he understood their suspicion of Christians who profess to love Jews and the state of Israel.
“For 2,000 years ...Read More...
Posted on 07/04/2015 2:12 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 2 July 2015
Ari Soffer writes in INN:
Arab and European states have been unable to provide Kurdish fighters with badly-needed weapons to fight ISIS - because the US is blocking the weapons transfers.
According to the UK's Daily Telegraph, the Obama administration's hesitation and lack of clear strategy means ...Read More...
Posted on 07/02/2015 2:12 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield