Here are the Blogs in the Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 28 September 2015
Rick Moran writes at the American Thinker:
The latest from Europe on the flood of "war" refugees has the German government vowing to crack down on fake Syrian refugees who are actually economic immigrants.
Germany says that at least one thrid of the refugees claiming to be from Syria are actually ...Read More...
Posted on 09/28/2015 2:43 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Saturday, 26 September 2015
In 2011, after 899 issues and 73 years of publication, Superman, the most famous American comic-book character, announced that he was renouncing his American citizenship.
“I intend to speak before the United Nations tomorrow and inform them that I am renouncing my U.S. citizenship,” Superman announces. ...Read More...
Posted on 09/26/2015 1:22 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 25 September 2015
Times of Israel: Jewish communities are concerned that a massive influx of Arabs will make their own minority status even more minor.
...But many Jews here believe that Germany’s atonement for its past is coming at Jewish expense. They’re worried that the influx of hundreds of thousands of Muslims ...Read More...
Posted on 09/25/2015 12:34 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
This is a comprehensive and nuanced treatment of the academic left's war on men in America. I have seen nothing better:
The “Rape Culture” Narrative Demeans Women, Demonizes Men, and Turns Universities into Witch Hunt Tribunals
Posted on 09/23/2015 11:17 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 21 September 2015
Efraim Karsh and Asaf Romirowsky write at Campus Watch:
The influential Middle East Studies Association objects to the State Department's definition of anti-Semitism, thereby giving up any pretense of professionalism it still had.
It has been a while since the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), ...Read More...
Posted on 09/21/2015 1:42 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Posted on 09/17/2015 6:07 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Posted on 09/17/2015 1:07 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Doug Ross writes
The behavior of Mitch McConnell and Bob Corker over the last six months has been nothing less than horrifying.
Barack Obama's treasonous Iran deal will -- and there is no debate regarding this -- reward the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism with upwards of $150 billion. ...Read More...
Posted on 09/17/2015 12:43 PM by 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