Not Compassion but Envy

Inequality is often cited as a major cause of social disruption, and an urgent justice issue for democratic societies. It has been pointed out many times before that you can have freedom, or you can have equality. You can’t have both, for the simple reason that different people will make different choices. That is what …

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Howard on Terorism and Our Response Over the Last Ten Years

I think John Howard is a little too enthusiastic about Indonesia, where there is still a troubling level of Islamic violence against minority religious groups, and about the so-called Arab Spring. There is reasonable concern that movements interpreted by the West as movements for democratic reform in Arab nations will only be democratic until Wahhabist governments are installed. Democracy is antithetic …

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A Religion Cannot Be Bad…

Nor can a culture. We all just have to accept one another and learn from one another. Yes. Lovely. Except that accepting this lovely idea means ignoring virtually the whole of world history. Andrew McCarthy at the NRO notes a particularly egregious example of sharia in practice – a fourteen year old girl who had …

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Cool Hats, Dudes

More about Egypt a bit later, but for now, these tidbits from the Daily Mail: A handy supply of stones for peaceful pro-democracy protestors to throw at people who disagree with them:  And a selection of creative protective headgear in case one happens to be hit by a peace-loving stone:

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Egypt is Revolting

And so is Tunisia. And Yemen. And Jordan. And Algeria. None of these are places I would choose to live. And since Islamic states generate most of the world’s refugees, I guess lots of other people would choose not to live there either. If they had the choice. So it is not surprising that residents of …

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