Conservative warrior provokes deep thoughts on the culture war at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
Sebastian Junger, author of War, was on The Daily Show last night discussing his stay with soldiers in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan. Jon Stewart and he relayed how our troops truly embody the best of America—no, the best of mankind—in the worst of situations. The stories of brotherhood, integrity, humanity and professionalism that [...]
Bettina Aptheker is a well-known American radical who in the 1960s was a leader of the campus Left, and now, like so many of her peers, is a tenured activist on the faculty of a major university. Her father, Herbert Aptheker, was the Communist Party’s most prominent Cold War intellectual and, [...]
Recently, while watching the news, I wondered, “Why do teary atheists hate Catholics so much?” Then, I said a quiet prayer for their victims. If Charles Darwin were alive today, the militant atheist Richard Dawkins, no doubt, would attack him for being a 7-day creationist. Or cry. Why? Because Darwin’s words reveal he was more [...]
The American Left’s hero refuses to acknowledge the suffering of women under Islamic gender apartheid.
Dr. Phyllis Chesler has a weekly column here at NewsReal Blog. She is the author of The New Anti-Semitism, The Death of Feminism, and the classic Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman.
Two texts that she recommends:
Virgins? What Virgins?: And Other Essays by Ibn Warraq
The Other War: Israelis, Palestinians and the Struggle for Media Supremacy by Stephanie [...]
The current president of the AAUP, Cary Nelson, is also a well-known political activist, author of Manifesto of a Tenured Radical. During a debate at a conference in 2007, Professor Nelson said: “You cannot take politics out of my classroom anymore than you can take it out of life. It’s [...]
Contrary to myth, Islamist female suicide bombers are neither “liberated” nor empowered women. They are not driven by feminist or nationalist ideologies. They are not always “black widows”—women, (most recently in the Moscow train bombings), who have lost terrorist husbands to the enemy and who want revenge.
Some female (Palestinian suicide bombers) are clinically [...]
Third wave feminist Naomi Wolf knows how to speak the Tea Party language, peppering her conversations with talk of tyranny, freedom, the Constitution, and the Founders. And she knows how to appeal to the conspiracy-minded fringe. But if she’s going to succeed in her quest to latch onto the Tea Party movement, she’ll need access [...]
At Pajamas TV, Roger L. Simon (author of Blacklisting Myself and Oscar-nominated screenwriter) and Lionel Chetwynd (Oscar-nominated filmmaker) talk about actor Tom Hanks’ recent outrageous statements about World War II. For those of you who don’t remember, Hanks said that America fought against the Japanese not because the latter were fascists bent on dominating and [...]