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farzana-versey's picture
May.02.2011
We cannot say it was only a matter of time. We can say it is good timing. Barack Obama makes an announcement about the US killing Osama bin Laden, but there is not a word from him about NATO forces murdering the Libyan leader’s youngest son and grandchildren even as there were rumours that...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Apr.15.2011
Some people are always expecting or hoping for a war. They’re even working towards that end. When you live in the Middle East, you come to such a realization eventually.Most people are like me, however. The wars sneak up on them. They notice the signs, then they bury them because they think they’re...
talia-carner's picture
Apr.11.2011
Passover 2011        This Passover, as we celebrate our ancestors’ freedom from slavery, we reconnect through our most important holiday with our centuries-long traditions. It is incumbent upon us to contemplate the broader concept of freedom and what it means to us as individuals, as members of...
heywood-gould's picture
Apr.06.2011
REPRINT from November 25, 2009 Igor Yopsvoyomatsky, editor-in-chief of paranoiaisfact.com, answers readers' questions. Dear Igor, When the upcoming terrorist trials were announced my husband Todd rented a back hoe and started digging an underground bunker in our front yard. He's down there...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.28.2011
A tony university will naturally have its eyes on the swish. Yet, there is something unnerving about a case study at Harvard Business School on the role of the employees at the five-star Taj Hotel during the Mumbai attacks of November 26, 2008. The multimedia case study ‘Terror at Taj Bombay...
bob-mustin's picture
Jan.13.2011
The Weekend, by Bernhard Schlink   The book reminds of one of my favorite moves: The Big Chill. Here, too, some old college chums – male and female – gather again after so many years, each in middle age and still a bit confused about what their radical, revolutionary lives back then were really all...
raymond-mallette's picture
Nov.26.2010
The training day was over back at the fort and true to her nature, Josephine went for her run. It had been an intense day of lecturing, physical training, training in explosives and what to look for, the disarming of explosives that were most commonly used by people trained in Pakistan, and an hour...
raymond-mallette's picture
Nov.09.2010
          Sarah stared straight ahead for a bit as Albert drove to the diner. She glanced over at him and thought she caught the glisten of a tear in the corner of his eye. It dawned on her right there that he had been trying to let her know that he could relate to her feelings and it was his way...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Oct.05.2010
Here's my review of A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah’s Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel — by Thanassis Cambanis (Free Press).Most books on Hezbollah tend to focus, in one way or another, on the Lebanese Shia group’s fundamentalist politics. That’s in contrast to what strikes you as...
edmund-jenks's picture
Sep.21.2010
  The project, known as the Cordoba Initiative, began soon after the terrorist attacks. Image Credit: newscottage.blogspot.com Ground Zero Imam Issues Threat To New Yorkers ... et al! In what has to be a classic example of how the religion of perpetual outrage, Islam, takes a "finger in...