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Monday, 15 October 2018
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He had a song that he sung, he could make the rain go, anytime he moved his finger. by Michael Curtis On October 5, 2018 a ceremony, a state funeral of the 94 year old Charles Aznavour, the singer-composer who had died four days earlier, soon after returning from a concert tour in Japan, took ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/15/2018 4:47 AM by Michael Curtis
Monday, 15 October 2018
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My friend Cliff Dixon has now uploaded his own report of the DFLA march on Saturday at his English Patriot blog. For a first hand account I recommend it. Follow the link and read it all; he was there.  Orwell’s Ministry of Truth in 21st Century England The Guardian has reported the following message ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/15/2018 2:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 14 October 2018
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I was on my way home from holiday yesterday so these photographs and report of the Democratic Football Lads Alliance March through London on Saturday comes to you courtesy of friends who were there, including Cliff Dixon of the English Patriot blog supplemented by other public media. The DFLA mustered ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2018 2:09 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 14 October 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Amid all over the furor over the possible murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi regime thugs, it is useful to remember that in Yemen, the Saudi-UAE forces that have been fighting against the Shi’a Houthis, backed by Iran, are naturally supported by the Americans. ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2018 5:36 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Sunday, 14 October 2018
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From the Sunday Telegraph, and the Mail on Sunday Choudary, 51, becomes eligible for release on Wednesday, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt, after serving half his sentence for a terrorist offence. This newspaper has been told he will most likely be released on Thursday or Friday. . .  with time spent ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2018 3:31 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 13 October 2018
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by Theodore Dalrymple This essay is part of a Law and Liberty Symposium on Yoram Hazony’s The Virtue of Nationalism. I first encountered the Moslem world as a callow and ignorant youth half a century ago. I recognised at once that it was very different from the world I had hitherto known, ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/13/2018 5:27 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Saturday, 13 October 2018
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by Conrad Black When the cant and emotionalism and bilious partisanship have subsided, the Kavanaugh episode will be seen as a decisive watershed. President Trump knew how critical a turn it would be to have a fifth confirmed conservative interpreter of the Constitution for the first time ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/13/2018 4:48 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 13 October 2018
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by Michael Curtis For several weeks in summer 2018 the population of the United Stastes was treated to the spectacle of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to become a Justice of the Supeme Court. Combative, contentious, and sometimes lacking civility, ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/13/2018 4:23 AM by Michael Curtis
Friday, 12 October 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Gerard Batten Robert Spencer noted in June: At a recent dinner of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which he formerly headed, Farage said: “If dealing with Islamic fundamentalism becomes a battle between us and the entire religion, I’ll tell you the result: we’ll lose. ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/12/2018 7:04 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 11 October 2018
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by Michael Curtis Sir Oswald Mosley inspecting the blackshirts in the East End Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. Thy fates open their hands. Recent release of documents of actions and beliefs of British citizens during World War II amply ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/11/2018 5:10 AM by Michael Curtis
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
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by Gary Fouse Up until the nomination and confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, we thought we had seen a new low in the tactics of the left over the election of Donald Trump to the presidency. Both events should provide a stark lesson to Americans as to the danger of the left ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/10/2018 4:08 PM by Gary Fouse
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
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I'm on holiday at the moment so haven't been able to post the original story, which is that Tommy Robinson bumped into some young soldiers from Caterick garrison at a service station on the M1 (a major motorway to the north of England.) They were pleased to see him. He was cheered. His name was sung. ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/10/2018 1:22 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The Sky News headline was “UKIP leader Gerard Batten criticised by Nigel Farage for endorsing anti-Muslim rally,” and the article reported: Gerard Batten told a right-wing protest that Muslim child grooming gangs have been covered up and are a “social scandal.” Why ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/10/2018 8:02 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 09 October 2018
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We have a modest suggestion: Dr. Walid Phares.  Professor Walid Phares served as a Foreign Policy Advisor to Presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016. He also served as a National Security Advisor to Presidential Advisor Mitt Romney in 2011-2012  Professor Phares has been an advisor to ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/09/2018 12:06 PM by NER
Tuesday, 09 October 2018
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Kevin Ryan writes in The Blaze: Whole societies exist inside colors, sounds, phrases. — Fernando Pessoa Michael Rectenwald smiles as we walk past glass walls with reflections of us walking. It’s been a lively day for the NYU professor, writer, and former Libertarian Communist. He arrived at ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/09/2018 6:55 AM by NER
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