Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Faces of Central Asia

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Via Robert Byrons’ “Road to Oxiana” I’ve stumbled on a rich vein of literature on Central Asia, mainly written by steely Kipling-types. But also Ancient and Medieval literature, wherever from. No personal account of travels I’ve … Continue reading

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Brooks Watch

Fenster writes: More commentary on commentator David Brooks here.

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A Tale of Two People, and One City

Fenster writes: Fenster’s readership is, to put it nicely, narrow.  But it is deep.  And so in keeping with that narrow and deep theme here is a book that may appeal to some UR readers: Astral Weeks: A Secret History … Continue reading

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It’s a Small World After All . . . Not

Fenster writes: City Journal is running a short and interesting article by Ibn Warraq on the American feminist scholar Phyllis Chesler’s work on honor killings.  Warraq is a critic of Islam and something of an apostate, which may account for … Continue reading

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Class Act

Fenster writes: I wrote previously of my respect for the way Michael Lind parses our current situation.  As I noted Lind sometimes appears to tilt right and other times left, suggesting an Andrew Sullivan-like tippy brilliance.  But whereas Sullivan really … Continue reading

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Welcome, Hypocrisy!

Fenster writes: There is a new line of thinking developing from anti-Trumpers on immigration.  You hear if from people like David Frum and Damon Linker. It goes like this: Trump is a cruel xenophobe but Democrats need to be wary … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Anna Noble

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I ran across Anna Noble while exploring a thread at Vintage Erotica Forums dedicated to pictures of vintage bush. Her bush is indeed worthy of appreciation, and there’s no doubt that it contributes to her aura … Continue reading

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Full Circle

Fenster writes: It only takes a couple of generations for social things to come full circle, with that generation’s victims this generation’s bullies, and so on. Here is a photo of Amsterdam’s “white bicycle” program, a free bicycle share idea … Continue reading

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Border Wars

Fenster writes: The mainstream (i.e., anti-Trump) position on family separation is at least as disingenuous that of the Administration.  Much of the grandstanding in Congress relates to whether Trump can stop separation “with a phone call”.  Further, the mainstream press … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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