Tag Archives: Terrorism

You are correct: westerners care more about Boston than Baghdad – guest post by Jacques Chester

[SL: I have long been of the view–while I have great sympathy for my libertarian and leftist friends who want calamity in the developing world taken as seriously as calamity in the developed world–that the lesson that Jacques teaches below is important, and needs to be taken seriously. There is a reason why ‘if it […]

Remembering Maggie

The death of Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts, 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013), the longest serving and most controversial British Prime Minister of the C20th, has and will let loose a storm of picking over the bones of her Premiership and legacy. I would caution against examinations that look at British economic statistics alone, […]

One Nation, Under CCTV

I forgot to put one of these up last week (as in, a chit-chat thread), which meant that the previous week’s Saturday chit-chat thread got rather long and out of hand. Bear with me, I am trying to get into the habit… Since this weekend is the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, rather than do a […]

Hicks and disgorging profits II

Almost a year ago, I speculated on this blog that the Federal government would not move to strip David Hicks of the profit he gained from the royalties on his book, saying: …it seems the Australian government is caught between Scylla and Charybdis. On the one hand, if it leaves Hicks with the money, it […]

‘These are the days of miracle and wonder’

A few thoughts occasioned by our fighting over abortion and law, abortion and terror, abortion and Christianity, abortion and rights. They are scattered thoughts, alas. These debates do not bring out the best in us. As I wrote it I was listening to War of the Worlds. Go figure. 1. When my parents married, my […]

Pakistan shits in cricketing nest

Despite Imran Khan’s repeated assertions that terrorists would never attack cricketers in Pakistan (even though the Taliban frowned on the game), terrorists have fired on the Sri Lankan team’s tour bus in Lahore, killing several local police officers and wounding several of the players, two seriously. Understandably, the Test currently underway has been abandoned, the […]