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According to the latest available figures, no fewer than two million Iraqis, many of them Christians, have been chased out of their homes by the militiamen of the Islamic State.
The flyleaf of this book sports a quote from an enthusiastic notice in the "NYT Book Review" of a new translation of "The Brothers Karamazov", which the Pevear-Volokh onsky tandem unleashed upon the English-speaking world a quarter of a century ago.
A successful War of Independence established 13 free and independent states in North America in 1783. This was followed, unfortunately for us, by the French Revolution and then by the 19th century, preeminently a time of violent government centralization.
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I’ve been watching, spellbound, a German documentary released in the wake of the Nazi occupation of the Sudetenland. It’s entitled Sudeten Deutschland kehrt heim (“German Sudetes Come Home”), and I’m going to gloss over the debating point of this being the crib upon which the year’s Kremlin sensation, Krym.
Indiana just enacted a law, as have 19 other states, to protect the rights of religious people to practice their beliefs in how they live their lives and conduct their businesses. And the reaction? Nearly hysterical.
Those of us blinded by white privilege are fortunate to live in this enlightened age. Without PCs, Facebook, Twitter and publications like Salon.com, we’d never know how bad we are.
American aircraft went into action against Islamic State positions in Tikrit on March 25 in direct support of a stalled Iraqi offensive. The following day General Lloyd Austin, top commander in the Middle East, told Congress that he would like his forces to protect the Syrian “moderate” rebels who are currently trained and armed by the U.S.