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Joshua Muravchik: War Zombie

  • March 16, 2015
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You have to admire neoconservatives.   Alright, maybe not admire them exactly.   But in any case you have to acknowledge that these guys are in it for the long haul.

Neither age nor failure can wither them.     No amount of death and destruction can ever dampen their ardor or lead them to question their...

Why ISIS Eyes are Smiling

Why ISIS Eyes are Smiling

  • August 22, 2014
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You can loathe the Islamic State (IS) all you like, and an organization that beheads prisoners and posts videos boasting about it, rapes women, crucifies Christians and uses its primitive interpretation of Islam as a justification to murder anyone with impunity, deserves all the loathing and disgust that it receives.

But that doesn’t mean you should...

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