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robert-earle's picture
Dec.09.2012
Forgetfulness by Ward Just opens with a masterful first chapter in which the female protagonist, Florette, hurts her ankle on a French mountainside and is briefly helped by fugitive Islamic terrorists before, in an act of cruel expediency, they decide to slit her throat and leave her dead in the...
robert-earle's picture
Nov.18.2012
Hostage by Elie Wiesel is a short novel that compresses a modern day drama within a much longer history that stretches beyond the Holocaust to the origins of the Jewish faith.    The story line is as follows: For scant reason having to do with him as a particular Jew, Shaltiel is...
michael-warren's picture
Sep.25.2012
  The massacre that tore its way into the steel heart of Manhattan, into the fortress Pentagon, and into a broad meadow in Pennsylvania—savagely ending the lives of two thousand nine hundred seventy seven innocents in agonizing moments of hellish terror and torture—did not splash the first...
steve-hauk's picture
Sep.11.2012
In December of 2001 Nancy and I were invited to the Admiral's annual Christmas party at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. It had a strange, surreal feeling. Security was extreme. The ballroom was lit with Christmas lights, the tables decorated, the band music was festive, but...
katherine-holmes's picture
Sep.07.2012
Books are a forest and it’s hard to see the trees, except the tall ones or the old ones. But when you enter the forest, it’s the new growth that emits the sunlight.... Friday, September 7, 2012 At first I dismissed Representative Todd Akin‘s weak statement about rape and conception as more...
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.30.2012
If you walk into a New York restaurant and hear some people talking in Urdu, they could be terrorists. That is what NYPD wants you to believe. It boggles the mind that after years of US occupation of Afghanistan, the city police have not figured out that the Taliban – assuming they are the...
bob-mustin's picture
Jun.03.2012
Capitol Murder, by Philip Margolin   image via goodreads.com I sometimes read this sort of pulp; it has many readers, and I often find myself wondering what I’ve missed.  Once again, I find I haven’t missed all that much. In such books, the characters are an inch deep, the prose is often...
farzana-versey's picture
May.14.2012
Picture this: President Barack Obama waving at the crowds in a gay parade. Behind, there are men wearing helmets, fire-hoses in hand. Helming the operation would be Mitt Romney, the enemy of the state until the elections. This could be the digitalised image on Time magazine’s cover. The...
farzana-versey's picture
May.01.2012
Adults fake it. Do children? Anders Breivik’s smiling picture as a four-year-old is being used by psychologists to analyse what led him to kill 77 people in Norway. It’s been called the smile of the monster. Such photographic ‘evidence’ will demonise children. At his trial in Oslo, a doctor...
farzana-versey's picture
Feb.20.2012
Now exchanging mails, sending text messages, and disbursing information on social networking sites will assure you posterity. At least for one year. Unlike most people who talk of censorship and freedom, I am quite excited about the UK government move for a new “spy plan” simply because it...