Friday, November 16, 2007

Blair becoming Catholic: You saw it here...second

From the Daily Telegraph comes news that Tony Blair will become Catholic within the next few weeks. Would it be too much to ask London Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor (or whomever receives him into the Church officially) to go over a few basic items such as the need to defend innocent life, the serious moral criteria required in an assessment to go to war, not to mention a few other things that the Blair government so glibly overlooked between 1997 and 2007? Just asking.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Dégénération: Shockwaves follow an apparently popular musical confrontation with cultural liberalism

Here is the wildly popular song Dégénération', by Mes Aïeux, a Quebecois troupe. Like no other cultural event in recent memory, it signals a turn away from the standard social and political liberalism in Quebec.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Criticizing Dershowitz (being careful not to get sued)

A fine example of a journalist doing the job that somehow many expect only of ivory tower academics or ethicists. Three cheers for... analysis in the press (albeit in the already highbrow FT)!