Monthly Archives: January 2015

What it will take to preserve civilization

  Yesterday’s post may have exhibited some frustration on my part. As well it might! Since at least 2001 the Western world has been in a life-and-death struggle with the movement that brought us yesterday’s bloodbath in Paris, as well … Continue reading

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The Charlie Hebdo massacre

News item: Twelve people were killed when at least three gunmen stormed the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris Wednesday and opened fire on employees with Kalashnikov rifles and RPGs. … Video images on the … Continue reading

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Nothing but a pack of cards

‘Let the jury consider their verdict,’ the King said, for about the twentieth time that day. ‘No, no!’ said the Queen. ‘Sentence first—verdict afterwards.’ ‘Stuff and nonsense!’ said Alice loudly. ‘The idea of having the sentence first!’ ‘Hold your tongue!’ … Continue reading

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Will Israel reject the Oslo Syndrome?

‘Oslo Syndrome’ is a phrase coined by historian and psychoanalyst Kenneth Levin, who wrote a book called The Oslo Syndrome: Delusions of a People Under Siege (Smith & Kraus, 2005). It is related to the so-called ‘Stockholm Syndrome‘ in which … Continue reading

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