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Thursday, 31 December 2009
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by David Hamilton (January 2010)



Our high traditions of sacred and imaginative Art have nearly died with the decline of religion and the spiritual uplift it brings to the artistic imagination and our higher natures. Religiously inspired art has been replaced by a negative attempt to destroy those traditions. The benefits of a firm common religion to art is the transforming of creative imagination into something higher and raising it above the base and the mundane. The driving force of our civilisation has always been creative imagination and the sense of striving for something higher while rooted in the human and everyday. Western civilization has largely sprung from a sense of piety and holiness and reverence for God and his creation and not just the need to secure one’s position in life. As, George Frederick Handel put it: “If I merely entertain them, then I have failed. I wish to make them better.”  more>>>
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Posted on 12/31/2009 4:47 PM by NER
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Thursday, 31 December 2009
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by D. L. Adams (January 2010)


Saul Alinsky and his "community organizing" methods and philosophy have had a profound influence on the politics of the United States. Recent history would suggest that this influence is just short of catastrophic.

Alinsky's book, "Rules for Radicals," published in 1971 still has enormous effects on our country today. Hillary Clinton wrote her Wellesley College thesis on Alinsky, interviewing him personally for her research. After her graduation Alinsky offered her a job with his organization, which she refused to pursue other opportunities. President Obama worked for Alinsky organizations and taught seminars in Alinsky tactics and methodology during his "community organizing" period in Chicago.  more>>>
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Posted on 12/31/2009 4:43 PM by NER
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by Dexter Van Zile (January 2010)   Bruno Kreisky, the first (and only) Jew elected to serve as head of government of a German speaking country,
Enigma, God’s Prophecies, Soothsaying, or the Peculiarities of the Hebrew Language? by Norman Berdichevsky (January 2010) For more than a

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by Nidra Poller (January 2010) How many lone wolves does it take to make a pack? How many packs make a battalion? How many battalions make a full-fledged
by Rebecca Bynum (January 2010) Throughout the twentieth century and into the first decade of the twenty-first, the life sciences have increasingly been

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a review by Bat Ye'or (January 2010) In Jihad and Genocide, Richard Rubenstein discusses and clarifies the most important issues of this century. Having
The Seven Stars Carey Street London and Seven Swans loitering with intend. The Seven Stars is a very old pub opposite the back entrance to the Royal

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I had business in London Borough of Newham today - the area served by Stratford and Plaistow Stations. Ethnically very mixed, but certain sections not

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Bill Roggio writes at the Weekly Standard: The British are all smiles over the release of Peter Moore, a British citizen who was held hostage by an Iranian-backed
We're finally starting to see questions being asked about these gunman/bombers in uniform who seem to attack our troops with remarkable regularity. The

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2010 will bring a new Prime Minister, who can't possibly be worse than Gordon Brown. How I wish it were Margaret Thatcher, the greatest PM since Churchill.
Esmerelda’s excellent and highly amusing post for the Sixth Day of Christmas is here. It has more of her photographs of wonderful English Inn signs

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Guardian reveals Peter Moore, who has been released after two years, was targeted because of his role in tracking international aid money that was being
From the Commercial Appeal of Memphis A man who allegedly claimed he wanted to start a holy war in Memphis will return to court Jan. 11 on charges of

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