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“Angels and ministers of grace defend us”

June 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I caught a terrific performance of Hamlet this weekend by the Shakespeare Theater in D.C. (this troupe very well might be producing the best theater in the U.S. today) and had a thought which never occurred to me regarding the prince. What would be the prime factor that would blunt one’s ambition in killing someone? Perhaps […]

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Tags: Books · Popular Culture

The Initial Salvo?

June 4th, 2007 · No Comments

When asked “What event serves as kickoff point for the Islamic assault on the west and the US in general?”, many undoubtedly refer to the Iran Hostage Crisis. I’m in the middle of a great read by Mark Bowden; “Guests of the Ayatollah”. It’s really an almost day to day account of the 444 days […]

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Gore, Orwell, and Language

June 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Has a title of a book ever made you giggle more then the Goracle’s Assualt on Reason? The nutty professor has spent eight years since the Florida chad-fest trying to shut down reason’s engine – debate – as he has proclaimed to us school children: “The debate is over on global warming.” Gee, thanks your […]

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Tags: Books · News · Orwell


June 3rd, 2007 · 2 Comments

Sixty-nine years ago, right here in the city of Baltimore, Whittaker Chambers and his family slipped away from their apartment at 2610 St. Paul Street, leaving behind an empty flat and taking with them vacant lives. It was the most terrifying decision Chambers had ever made. Certainly, it was no light thing to leave the […]

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