Featured Articles — October 16, 2007

Interesting Takes from Home and Abroad:

No Friends But the Mountains — Michael Totten
Kurdistan is the Other Iraq, the Iraq a surprising number of people in the West have not heard of and know almost nothing about. The media mostly ignore Kurdistan, for the same reason they ignore Kansas and Iowa: It is a sleepy and stable place where hardly anything of note happens.

Dissenter Inside the Tower — Jacob Laksin
Yale professor Anthony Kronman laments the politicization of the humanities.

Iran’s al Qaeda: If the Revolutionary Guards aren’t terrorists, who is? — Bret Stephens
On the morning of July 18, 1994, a suicide bomber drove a van into the seven-story Jewish cultural center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, murdering 85 people and seriously injuring 151 others. Last November, Argentine Judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral issued international arrest warrants for eight men–seven Iranians and one Lebanese–wanted in connection to the bombing.

Recalling the Past — Anne Applebaum
Increasingly self-confident, Central Europeans want their stories told, their issues discussed.

Foreign Affairs Magazine: Security and Opportunity for the Twenty-first Century — Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton explains the spirit of her foreign policy as a apart of a series of essays from the main Presidential contenders.

Foreign Affairs Magazine: An Enduring Peace Built on Freedom — John McCain
John lays out his foreign policy as a part of a series of essays from the main Presidential

How Hillary could tank — Walter Shapiro
From hubby Bill’s uncharted role to the Karl Rove factor to her scattered hawkish votes, the top 10 reasons why Clinton could take a fatal dive in the ’08 race.

A Duty to the Wounded — Bob Dole and Donna Shalala
Our Newest Veterans Need Help Now.

The Legacy of Ayn Rand — Chuck Colson
In his new memoir, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan reminds us that author Ayn Rand is still influencing the world. He credits her with turning him into something more than a “math junkie.”

Ann Coulter Wants Jews to Become Christian. So What? — Dennis Prager
Those who label Ann Coulter an anti-Semite do damage to the battle against anti-Semitism.


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