IS IT OVER?

Since September 11, this blog has been galvanized by the need to fight the battle of ideas over the war against Islamo-fascism. That means exposing the vacuous nihilism of the academic left, the poisonous isolationism of the anti-war right, the thinly veiled anti-Semitism of some parts of the anti-war movement, the incoherence of the Democrats, … Continue reading IS IT OVER?

We will forget.Researchers have long found that the memory of epochal events fade with time. The remembering of such events even has a specific name

flashbulb memory. As time passes, the chronology gets jumbled up; we fumble on the details; we airbrush some parts and highlight others. We re-imagine the past to make it more coherent, meaningful, bearable. One ongoing study at the University of Illinois Chicago’s Psychology Department – of a large, country-wide sample of people – is finding … Continue reading

We will forget.Researchers have long found that the memory of epochal events fade with time. The remembering of such events even has a specific name

SONTAG HEDGES

David Talbot’s interview with Susan Sontag, conducted, so far as I can tell, on his knees, starts with a preposterous amount of throat clearing and excuse making and silly swipes at alleged “censorship.” These pampered journalists, who have never seen a moment of real censorship in their lives, and who have marginalized conservative voices for … Continue reading SONTAG HEDGES