The idea that US foreign policy sowed the seeds of 9/11 is denounced as "anti-Americanism" and "blaming the victim" by our wartime intelligentsia, including such notables as Christopher Hitchens. The acerbic British-born journalist, who juggles columns in the glitzy Vanity Fair and the dowdy Nation, used to be a leftist and is now, whether or … Continue reading “WARMONGERS ON THE LEFT”


The horror of life in wartime – and getting more horrible by the minute – reached a new nadir on Pearl Harbor Day, when MSNBC trotted out Doris Kearns Goodwin to talk about the World War II internment of Japanese Americans. Kearns, the Godmother and Protectress of the Liberal Mythos, managed to discuss the issue … Continue reading “THE HORROR OF IT ALL”


HOROWITZ GOES HAYWIRE – AGAIN Witch-hunter answers Raimondo – whines about ‘character assassination’ Editorial note: We reprint below a letter posted on David Horowitz’s Frontpage site, Horowitz’s crazed answer, and Justin Raimondo’s rejoinder. HOROWITZ EXPOSED I used to think David Horowitz was the cat’s pajamas for taking on the Left, but now am having “second … Continue reading “HOROWITZ GOES HAYWIRE – AGAIN”


As the portentous sixtieth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor approached, the scene was set for yet another vague warning of an imminent terrorist threat, this time from the Chicken Littles over at the Office of Homeland Defense: “The threats we are picking up are very generic. They warn of more attacks but are … Continue reading “FEAR HAS ITS USES”

Sweep ‘Em off the Streets

We all stopped and watched the balloon vendor as he scampered wildly to escape the cops. He insisted in keeping his balloons, chair and air pump with him as he escaped and I yelled (in English because I was excited) for him to forget that stuff and just get away. As if that were possible … Continue reading “Sweep ‘Em off the Streets”

Are Palestinians Human?

As Israeli warplanes pounded Palestinian cities, Israel’s media spin-doctor, Benjamin Netanyahu, was being interviewed on the Fox News Channel where he likened Arafat to Osama bin Laden and accused him of having "suicide kindergarten camps for kids to prepare the next generation of suicide bombers" (Dec. 3, 2001). It is exactly this type of hogwash … Continue reading “Are Palestinians Human?”

Brute Force Doesn’t Solve Conflicts

The attacks between Palestinians and Israelis this past week have dominated the news. There are two very important points we can learn from these events: Israelis and Palestinians have been using force to retaliate against attacks for over 50 years — each seeking to teach the other "a lesson" whenever attacked. But none of the … Continue reading “Brute Force Doesn’t Solve Conflicts”


David Horowitz, the ex-Communist and former Black Panther groupie turned stereotypical right-winger, has kicked off his pro-war “Think Twice” speaking tour of college campuses on a rather bizarre note. The “red diaper baby” who morphed into a neoconservative went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and gave a strangely disjointed and vehement … Continue reading “HOROWITZ GOES HAYWIRE”

New Dangers in the Middle East

The most interesting theory in the wake of the weekend attacks in Israel came from DEBKA-Net-Weekly, advertised as an intelligence service and carried on WorldNetDaily.com. In its report Monday, it said that the unspoken upshot of the hurried and quite private meeting between George W. Bush and Ariel Sharon was that “the major Israeli offensive … Continue reading “New Dangers in the Middle East”


“Between government in the republican meaning, that is, Constitutional, representative, limited government, on the one hand, and Empire on the other hand, there is mortal enmity. Either one must forbid the other or one will destroy the other. That we know. Yet never has the choice been put to a vote of the people.” – … Continue reading “ASHCROFT’S REIGN OF TERROR”