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Area 45: Islam Under Assault In China With Michael Auslin

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Area 45
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

What are the Trump Administration’s options concerning China’s ongoing efforts to stifle multiculturalism in the face of communism?


China’s Crackdown On Muslims In Xinjiang Is Sure To Backfire

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Spectator
Monday, November 19, 2018

After repeated denials, Chinese officials finally admitted last month that they have set up internment camps in the far-western province of Xinjiang, where up to one million ethnic Uighurs, almost all of whom are Muslim, are being held. Under China’s anti-terrorism law and ‘religious affairs regulation,’ the government in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region publicly introduced the ‘Regulation on De-extremification.’ What it describes is a new gulag, where re-education and the suppression of Uighur identity is its main goal.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Not Allow Priests To Marry, And Women To Be Priests?

by George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

I have high respect for the traditional moral authority of the Roman Catholic Church. However, the revelations of predatory harm done to children by ordained priests in many countries over decades represent an unconscionable tragedy and undermine the moral authority of the church.

In the News

The British Left Feels No Shame When It Comes To Supporting Islam

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Israel National News
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

It is easier for a non-leftist thinker to give a speech at the University of Lublin, Poland, than in Cambridge, UK.


Russ Roberts: How Kibbutzim Succeeded Despite The Laws Of Economics

interview with Russell Robertsvia Mosaic Magazine
Thursday, November 8, 2018
In the early 20th century, socialist Zionist zeal inspired Jewish pioneers in the Land of Israel to form collective farms known as kibbutzim. In them all property was held in common, children were raised communally, and the maxim “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need” was strictly observed. Economic theory would seem to suggest that kibbutzim would fail, but they did not.
Analysis and Commentary

Middle Eastern Christians Are Under Threat. How Do They Feel About Jews And Israel?

by Samuel Tadrosvia Mosaic Magazine
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Unlike Western Christians, Middle Eastern Christians never warmed to Jews, but the rise of Islamism has led some to see Israel as the proverbial enemy of their enemy.

Analysis and Commentary

My Trip To Pittsburgh

by Russell Robertsvia Medium
Monday, November 5, 2018

On Monday night of this week, I received an email from my synagogue saying that a bus would be leaving for Pittsburgh at 7 am the next morning to allow people to attend the funeral of David and Cecil Rosenthal, two gentle souls with fragile x syndrome who had been murdered in the tragedy at the Tree of Life synagogue by a coward whose name does not bear mentioning.

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Baking Bad

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Half-baked reasoning in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case left the most important question unanswered: How far does freedom of expression extend?

Analysis and Commentary

The Lonely Man With A Gun

by Russell Robertsvia Medium
Monday, October 29, 2018

Another lonely man with a gun has murdered innocents. Whether you call it mass murder or terrorism or a hate crime, it doesn’t matter. And as a Jew, I am deeply concerned about the rise of antisemitism. But there is something that cuts across these all to frequent acts of violence. It’s almost always a lonely man with a gun. Understandably, there’s a lot of focus on the gun part. But I want to think about the lonely man.


Virtues Task Force