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from Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish, A Tour of  Our Decadent Civilization Excerpt: The decadents are great categorizers. They know where everything should belong. They employ armies of bureaucrats to operate vast filing systems which never quite work as planned. They…

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Meaningless Laws

from Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish, A Tour of  Our Decadent Civilization Excerpt: The decadent civilization has a million laws which it applies selectively. Its universal laws, inherited from a vigorous civilization, are so mired in legalisms as to be…

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Amateur Sociopaths

from Daniel Greenfield at The Sultan Knish, The Incredible Entitlement of the Welfare Lobby excerpts: Poor urban areas have not been “abandoned” by a cold selfish nation that spends all its time watching FOX News, as Obama claims, they have…

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Death By Victory

from Daniel Greenfield, The Sultan Knish, The Death of The Left Excerpts: What can the left achieve when it no longer has to worry about a conservative opposition, budgets, democracy or any other obstacle to its great dreams? Cities filled…

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Innovation vs Regulation

from Sultan Knish, The Technophobic Democrats Excerpts: Democrats like technology the way that they like science in general, as an inspiring progressive idea, not as the messy uncertain reality that it really is. But applying their logic of “settled science”,…

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Someone Else’s Blasphemy

from Sultan Knish, The Importance of Blasphemy: Excerpts: As a deeply religious person, I have no fondness for blasphemy. My religion and its holy books are sacred to me. And I understand perfectly well why a Muslim would not relish…

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Favorite Writers of 2014

As a blogger with a day job, I often find myself curating other posts- selecting and  commenting.  Over the years I have found a few writers that I frequently return to. My Favorite writers for 2014: 1. Kevin Williamson- National…

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Politically Caused Crime

From Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish, Super-Amnesty Will Turn Every City into Detroit excerpts: Chicago’s murder rate in 1992 was double what it is today. The death rate was at 33.7 out of 100,000 which meant that you had a…

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Trading Places

from The Sultan Knish, The Democratic Party’s Civil War is Here One is the old corrupt party of thieves and crooks. Its politicians, black and white, are the products of political machines. They believe in absolutely nothing. They can go from…

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Making Rulers Uncomfortable

One of my favorite blog postings this year is The Left is Too Smart to Fail by Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish.  Science is for Stupid People is equally worthy and an excellent companion piece to the first article. Excerpts: Science, the magic…

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iSocialism

One of my favorite blog postings this year is The Left is Too Smart to Fail by Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish.  Science is for Stupid People is equally worthy and an excellent companion piece to the first article. Excerpts:…

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Ideological Pathology

From Daniel Greenfield in Sultan Knish, The Headchopper Next Door: It’s easy to dismiss a small enough religion as a cult because its leader sleeps with young girls and its members are willing to kill for him. But when the…

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A Gun and a Grudge

From Daniel Greenfield at The Sultan Knish, Where the Black Flags Fly Excerpts: About the only reliable source of wealth comes out of the ground and the countries that have it are usually too lazy to get it themselves. That’s…

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Interventionist Hypocrisy

Daniel Greenfield writes The Imaginary Non-Interventionist in his excellent blog, The Sultan Knish The non-interventionist, like the pacifist, is a mythical woodland creature who appears in the fables of many cultures. He isn’t however to be found in the vicinity of…

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Avoiding The Truth in Israel

From Sultan Knish Daniel Greenfield, How To Write About Israel: Avoid mentioning all the mansions that you pass on the way to interviewing some Palestinian Authority or Hamas bigwig. When visiting a terrorist prisoner in an Israeli jail, be sure…

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The Convenient Dead

  From Daniel Greenfield at The Sultan Knish, Are All Dead Children Created Equal? Excerpt: If they genuinely cared about children, they would be at least as outraged, moved and pained by the death of a child at the hands…

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No Substitute for Victory

Daniel Greenfield writes One Million Ceasefires in his excellent blog, Sultan Knish. Excerpts: Israel is expected to accept a million cease-fires, no matter how worthless, because a cease-fire is an innately good thing, regardless of whether it’s actually good for…

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The Embarrassingly Rich

From Daniel Greenfield a Frontpage, Poor Little Rich Liberals: If Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden can’t convince Democrats that they’re just one step away from begging for spare change on street corners, Elizabeth Warren is waiting in the wings. After…

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When Achievement is a Liability

Daniel Greenfield writes The Post-Achievement Politics of Obama and Hillary in his excellent blog, The Sultan Knish Excerpts: Post-American politics are also post-achievement politics. The morality of progressivism is more important than the substance of progress. The politics of the…

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The Cycle of Corruption

From Daniel Greenfield’s excellent blog, Sultan Knish, The Inequality of Access: Excerpts: Campaigns against income inequality invariably become mandates for corruption as aggrieved voters convinced that the system is rigged against them embrace the unfair advantage that they believe they are…

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