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AllAfrica.com
'Essa's Writing [on BDS] Is Not an Oxymoron, Just Moronic'Azad Essa's attack on BDS ('Like active virgins, BDS-SA's activism is an oxymor
'Essa's Writing [on BDS] Is Not an Oxymoron, Just Moronic'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 hours ago
Azad Essa's attack on BDS ('Like active virgins, BDS-SA's activism is an oxymoron') reminds me of the observation of the late social and political commentator, Christopher Hitchens: "there are all kinds of stupid people that annoy me but what annoys... Read more
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Broward-Palm Beach New Times
Night + Day: Eight Things to Do This Week in Broward and Palm BeachThursday, September 3 It's been eight years since the late and otherwise great
Night + Day: Eight Things to Do This Week in Broward and Palm Beach
Broward-Palm Beach New Times / Posted 13 hours ago
Thursday, September 3 It's been eight years since the late and otherwise great Christopher Hitchens delivered a legendarily asinine polemic for Vanity Fair titled "Why Women Aren't Funny." It was quite an assertion, which funny women like Tina Fey,... Read more
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The News-Herald
Paul Greenberg: Conquest without his conquestRobert Conquest, dead at 98, was a scholar who studied the late and unlamented
Paul Greenberg: Conquest without his conquest
The News-Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Robert Conquest, dead at 98, was a scholar who studied the late and unlamented Soviet Union, but always remained more scholar than Soviet � which explains why he was denied the rave reviews that were lavished on historians who could be counted on to... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Best of EnemiesWe were different people not so long ago. Our attention spans could accommodate
Best of Enemies
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
We were different people not so long ago. Our attention spans could accommodate in our popular culture the likes of John Cheever, Norman Mailer and Dick Cavett. Instead of the oblivious and partisan bloviations of otter-sleek, made-for-teevee... Read more
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Fort Worth Weekly
Film ShortsZ for Zachariah opens Friday in Dallas. Z for Zachariah (PG-13) Craig Zobel (C
Film Shorts
Fort Worth Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
Z for Zachariah opens Friday in Dallas. Z for Zachariah (PG-13) Craig Zobel (Compliance) adapts Robert C. O’Brien’s novel about three people (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, and Chris Pine) who may be the last survivors of an apocalyptic event.... Read more
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The Kentucky Kernel
Coffea’s Angela Sutton leaves legacy of confidence, compassionAngela Sutton was a UK student and Coffea employee. Photo provided by Jaxon Com
Coffea’s Angela Sutton leaves legacy of confidence, compassion
The Kentucky Kernel / Posted 8 days ago
Angela Sutton was a UK student and Coffea employee. Photo provided by Jaxon Combs When Coffea workers tried to figure out the best proportions for a French press coffee, Angela Sutton pulled out a pen, wrote down a formula and solved the... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Greenwich
Authorslive@GreenwichLibrary Season Opens With Thomas MallonGREENWICH, Conn. – The Authorslive@GreenwichLibrary season will begin Thursday,
Authorslive@GreenwichLibrary Season Opens With Thomas Mallon
The Daily Voice - Greenwich / Posted 9 days ago
GREENWICH, Conn. – The Authorslive@GreenwichLibrary season will begin Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. with Thomas Mallon in the Cole Auditorium. Mallon will provide a reading and discussion of his new novel, “Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years.” This... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Conquest denied his conquestRobert Conquest, dead at 98, was a scholar who studied the late and unlamented
Conquest denied his conquest
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
Robert Conquest, dead at 98, was a scholar who studied the late and unlamented Soviet Union, but always remained more scholar than Soviet--which explains why he was denied the rave reviews that were lavished on historians who could be counted on to... Read more
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The Huffington Post
26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read"The Phantom Tollbooth's message is bracing but benign: it calls on us to rise
26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read
The Huffington Post / Posted 11 days ago
"The Phantom Tollbooth's message is bracing but benign: it calls on us to rise to the challenge of the world by paying proper attention to its wonder and difficulty. Boredom and depression are far from merely childish demons, not least because an... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
'Best Of Enemies' Looks To 1968 Buckley-Vidal DebatesIn 1968, ABC News was trailing miserably in the ratings and to offset its inabi
'Best Of Enemies' Looks To 1968 Buckley-Vidal Debates
KPBS San Diego / Posted 13 days ago
In 1968, ABC News was trailing miserably in the ratings and to offset its inability to provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Republican and Democratic conventions it came up with the idea of offering a series of debates between William F. Buckley... Read more
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Slate
The New Yorker’s James Wood on Why He Regrets Being So Hard on David Foster WallaceArts, entertainment, and more. The Nearest Thing to Life is the latest collect
The New Yorker’s James Wood on Why He Regrets Being So Hard on David Foster Wallace
Slate / Posted 15 days ago
Arts, entertainment, and more. The Nearest Thing to Life is the latest collection from James Wood, the English literary critic and New Yorker writer. The book consists of several of Wood’s lectures; it is less focused on the specific novelists and... Read more
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Salon.com
I was betrayed by Republican religion: What my years as a Christian fundamentalist taught be about right-wing faith“If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with
I was betrayed by Republican religion: What my years as a Christian fundamentalist taught be about right-wing faith
Salon.com / Posted 16 days ago
“If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.” — Luke 3:11 (NLT) It is one of the great ironies of of contemporary American politics that, while The New Testament is further to the left than... Read more
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Salon.com
Richard Dawkins’ moralizing atheism: Science, self-righteousness and militant belief — and disbeliefI have chosen to dally on this graveyard pathway by St Stephen’s Church on my w
Richard Dawkins’ moralizing atheism: Science, self-righteousness and militant belief — and disbelief
Salon.com / Posted 18 days ago
I have chosen to dally on this graveyard pathway by St Stephen’s Church on my way to the Chapelfield shopping centre, where I have business at the Apple Store. I reckon it is a good place to observe the reaction of passers-by confronted by reminders... Read more
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OregonLive.com
'Best of Enemies' review: A 1968 TV debate paved the way for today's political talking heads1968 was the year America came apart. Previously papered-over divisions in soci
'Best of Enemies' review: A 1968 TV debate paved the way for today's political talking heads
OregonLive.com / Posted 19 days ago
1968 was the year America came apart. Previously papered-over divisions in society burst into unavoidable view, revealing rifts that we're still grappling with today, from sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll to war, peace, and economic inequality. You could... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
A life in feuds: how Gore Vidal gripped a nationI came to know Gore Vidal in the mid 1980s, when I was living in southern Italy
A life in feuds: how Gore Vidal gripped a nation
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 19 days ago
I came to know Gore Vidal in the mid 1980s, when I was living in southern Italy, virtually a neighbour, and our friendship lasted until his death in 2012. Needless to say he was a complicated and often combative man. It took an effort, strenuous at... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
My religious friends don't like my atheism and constantly leave me outI am an atheist and have religious friends, whom I’d like to keep as friends. I
My religious friends don't like my atheism and constantly leave me out
The Globe and Mail / Posted 20 days ago
I am an atheist and have religious friends, whom I’d like to keep as friends. Invariably, I get hints from them, some subtle, some overt, that they don’t like my atheism and want to convert me to whatever belief they have. It could be to invite me to... Read more
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Christian Today
Five atheists who lost faith in atheismAtheism is cool. At least, that's the popular perception of a worldview that's
Five atheists who lost faith in atheism
Christian Today / Posted 20 days ago
Atheism is cool. At least, that's the popular perception of a worldview that's enjoyed a rebrand and a renaissance in the last couple of decades. Authors like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have issued forceful public challenges to the... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Best Of EnemiesIt was 1968. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, giving the ci
Best Of Enemies
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 20 days ago
It was 1968. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, giving the civil rights era a tragic coda. In June, Bobby Kennedy, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, fell to an assassin's bullet. The Republican and... Read more
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Fort Worth Weekly
Film ShortsStraight Outta Compton (R) F. Gary Gray directs this biography detailing the ri
Film Shorts
Fort Worth Weekly / Posted 21 days ago
Straight Outta Compton (R) F. Gary Gray directs this biography detailing the rise and fall of controversial rap group N.W.A. in the mid-1980s. Starring O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge, Marlon Yates Jr.,... Read more
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The Manteca Bulletin
Clintons still get a passDonald Trump’s ex-wife, Ivana, recently denied a 30-year-old allegation that Do
Clintons still get a pass
The Manteca Bulletin / Posted 25 days ago
Donald Trump’s ex-wife, Ivana, recently denied a 30-year-old allegation that Donald Trump raped her. The allegation, according to the New York Daily News, stems from the book “The Last Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump” by Harry Hurt... Read more
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Salon.com
Thank you, Jon Stewart: You had a big stage in a broken world — and you used it to say something importantDear Jon: I started college in 2005. Everything was exploding then. Hurricane
Thank you, Jon Stewart: You had a big stage in a broken world — and you used it to say something important
Salon.com / Posted 26 days ago
Dear Jon: I started college in 2005. Everything was exploding then. Hurricane Katrina had just bludgeoned my home state. The shadow of 9/11 loomed large. The war drums were beating. Fox News had found its bearings. The dreariness of the Bush-Cheney... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
Tribalism is holding back Ghana's developmentFeature Article of Friday, 7 August 2015 The White Americans believe that they
Tribalism is holding back Ghana's development
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 26 days ago
Feature Article of Friday, 7 August 2015 The White Americans believe that they are more superior to European whites, especially the British. In Europe, the British, Russians and Germans compete over who is greater. And all these men together believe... Read more
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Washington Post
Robert Conquest, historian who chronicled Stalin’s crimes, dies at 98President George W. Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Robert C
Robert Conquest, historian who chronicled Stalin’s crimes, dies at 98
Washington Post / Posted 27 days ago
President George W. Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Robert Conquest in 2005. (Evan Vucci/AP) Robert Conquest, a historian who laid bare the murders, starvation and fear wreaked upon the Soviet population by Stalin’s regime and... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
Best of EnemiesRed states and blue states. Fox News and MSNBC. Political gridlock. Were conser
Best of Enemies
Mountain View Voice / Posted 27 days ago
Red states and blue states. Fox News and MSNBC. Political gridlock. Were conservative standard bearer William F. Buckley and liberal lion Gore Vidal the canaries in the coal mine? The allegorical significance of these proto-pundits forms the... Read more
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Pleasanton Weekly
Best of Enemies | MoviesRed states and blue states. Fox News and MSNBC. Political gridlock. Were conser
Best of Enemies | Movies
Pleasanton Weekly / Posted 27 days ago
Red states and blue states. Fox News and MSNBC. Political gridlock. Were conservative standard bearer William F. Buckley and liberal lion Gore Vidal the canaries in the coal mine? The allegorical significance of these proto-pundits forms the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Jon Stewart: Highlights and lowlights of 16 years on The Daily Show Not even Barack Obama wants to see him go, but after informing and entertaini
Jon Stewart: Highlights and lowlights of 16 years on The Daily Show
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 27 days ago
Not even Barack Obama wants to see him go, but after informing and entertaining viewers for 16 years, Jon Stewart will present his final episode of The Daily Show on Friday... Read more
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Washington Post
The Buckley vs. Vidal debates: The original knock-down, drag-out TVGore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. preparing for one of their televised deba
The Buckley vs. Vidal debates: The original knock-down, drag-out TV
Washington Post / Posted 28 days ago
Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. preparing for one of their televised debates, from the documentary “Best of Enemies.” (Magnolia Pictures) In 1968, executives at ratings-hungry ABC hired two of the country’s more erudite public intellectuals to... Read more
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Independent
Robert Conquest: Revered historian and poet who was the first to catalogue the full horrors of the Stalinist purges of the 1930sConquest was born in Great Malvern, Worcestershire in 1917. His father was an A
Robert Conquest: Revered historian and poet who was the first to catalogue the full horrors of the Stalinist purges of the 1930s
Independent / Posted 28 days ago
Conquest was born in Great Malvern, Worcestershire in 1917. His father was an American of independent means who served in the Ambulance Corps during the First World War. He went up to Oxford in 1937, where he read philosophy, politics and economics... Read more
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Washington Post
The Buckley vs. Vidal debates: The original knock-down-drag-out TVGore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. preparing for one of their televised deba
The Buckley vs. Vidal debates: The original knock-down-drag-out TV
Washington Post / Posted 28 days ago
Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. preparing for one of their televised debates, from the documentary “Best of Enemies.” (Magnolia Pictures/Magnolia Pictures) In 1968, executives at ratings-hungry ABC hired two of the country’s more erudite... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Mining idiocy for funDavid Futrelle missed an opportunity! He posted about this awesomely stupid Red
Mining idiocy for fun
ScienceBlogs / Posted 29 days ago
David Futrelle missed an opportunity! He posted about this awesomely stupid Reddit thread that asserts the biologically inferior nature of women, and then he admits to reading only a few of the comments in the resulting mess. I do love that... Read more
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The Washington Times
‘Best of Enemies’: William F. Buckley, Gore Vidal TV debates brought out intellectuals’ worstAs quaint as it may now seem, there was a time when the Republican and Democrat
‘Best of Enemies’: William F. Buckley, Gore Vidal TV debates brought out intellectuals’ worst
The Washington Times / Posted a month ago
As quaint as it may now seem, there was a time when the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees were unknown until the conventions. The “big three” TV networks offered gavel-to-gavel coverage, and the parties’ eventual contenders emerged... Read more
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The Boy Hotspur
Bruce Jenner Transitions Faster Than SpursI’ve just started reading Caesar’s Messiah by Joseph Atwill. Atwill asserts th
Bruce Jenner Transitions Faster Than Spurs
The Boy Hotspur / Posted a month ago
I’ve just started reading Caesar’s Messiah by Joseph Atwill. Atwill asserts that the Romans invented Jesus. That the Romans wrote the four gospels and that Jesus was designed to be a ‘peaceful Messiah’, to serve as an alternative to the many other... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
‘Don’t call me a crypto-Nazi!’ The lost heart of political debateThey are compelling – to the point that Best of Enemies, a documentary about a
‘Don’t call me a crypto-Nazi!’ The lost heart of political debate
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 1 months ago
They are compelling – to the point that Best of Enemies, a documentary about a remarkable series of debates between these two on ABC television in 1968, is the surprise but deserved success of this summer’s movie festivals in the US. Why, though,... Read more
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Christian Today
Dawkins' disciples are 'laughably, comically wrong', claims Andy BannisterRichard Dawkins and the 'new atheists' are a powerful cultural force. The Athe
Dawkins' disciples are 'laughably, comically wrong', claims Andy Bannister
Christian Today / Posted 1 months ago
Richard Dawkins and the 'new atheists' are a powerful cultural force. The Atheist Who Didn't Exist: Or The Dreadful Consequences of Bad Arguments has a brilliant title which – and this isn't always the case – matches the book's contents. Written by... Read more

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