That private of the Buffs is … where?
"15 British Agressors [sic] must be EXECUTED." That was the placard being held up by some beetle-browed Iranian outside the British Embassy in Tehran. Well, I don't entirely disagree. I certainly think that those British captives who have let themselves be put forward on Iranian TV, that woman wearing a headscarf, and the young man... Read More
America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It, by Mark Steyn
Is the world of today a better or a worse place than the world of 100 years ago? On all the ordinary indices of human felicity — health, longevity, security, hygiene, comfort, prosperity, equality, dentistry — the answer is of course that we live much better lives than our grandfathers did. That is not the... Read More
Everyone knows how absorbing old newspapers can be. I recently found some crumbly old issues of the New York American ("A Paper for People Who Think") from January 1927, being used as insulation in the ceiling of my garage. Wonderful stuff! — especially the ads: "Everybody wants a single dial radio set," etc. Amid the... Read More