It’s a question Israelis and Israel advocates of all political stripes have been asking in recent months. What has caused Thomas Friedman, the New York Times columnist and pro-market liberal, to lurch from centre-left defender of the State of Israel to increasingly shrill basher of Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli government, and the state itself? WeContinue reading “What’s the matter with Thomas Friedman?”
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Let us now praise an infamous man
Christopher Hitchens is gone. ‘Dead’, he would prefer. ‘Gone’ is too mystical, a tacit indulgence of superstitious notions of a life beyond the temporal. ‘Death is certain,’ he insisted. ‘There is nothing more; but I want nothing more.’ Now who will rail? Now who will rage? Now who will reason? Hitchens was more than anContinue reading “Let us now praise an infamous man”
But will it work?
“We think paywalls are essential, because we think giving away content for free, particularly if consumers value that content, makes no sense. Consumers have to pay for content they value.” Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP The Herald and Sunday Herald are two of Scotland’s leading quality news outlets but when it comes to turning a profit,Continue reading “But will it work?”
Israelophobia – the ‘new’ old prejudice
Something is rotten in the modern Left. An unhealthy segment of what likes to call itself the ‘progressive movement’ increasingly loses its mind when it comes to the subject of Israel. These people long ago allowed their objection to certain Israeli government policies to calcify into an irrational hatred of the entire State of Israel.Continue reading “Israelophobia – the ‘new’ old prejudice”