Archive for the The North Star National Category

America’s future: It’s in our hands

The philosopher George Santayana famously cautioned: “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Here’s a corollary: Those who do not read history are doomed to ask the same question again and again. And so it is that in our books, magazines and journals, […]

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Inside Ahmadinejad’s Mind

I had to smile! I came into the office this morning and my assistant had put this week’s issue of Newsweek right in the middle of my desk.  And what’s the cover story? “After Iran Gets The Bomb.” Yes, after. I guess America’s media is accepting reality, […]

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Protect free expression

Welcome to the first “International Free Press Day,” commemorating the start of a cartoon controversy in Denmark that showcased the conflict between freedom of the press and efforts to protect religion from insult. It was September 30, 2005 when a gutsy Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, published 12 cartoons […]

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Iran: Obama’s getting it, but it’s time to go all the way and support freedom for the people

“Mr. Obama appears to have crossed a psychological threshold on Iran, and in recent days he appears to have made a leap toward viewing tough new sanctions against Iran as an inevitability, after months of talking about the need for engagement.” – New York Times, September 25, […]

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“Thank God for Israel”

Some 40 of us had gathered around a long rectangular dinner table in Britain’s House of Commons, exchanging ideas from a day-long conference on Iran that had just ended down the street, when columnist Melanie Phillips bemoaned the West’s failure to forcefully confront Tehran over its nuclear […]

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