Posts by: Rebecca Bynum

No one these days has a good word to say for paternalism, the notion that someone else not only knows what is best for another person, but that he has the right and even the duty to encourage or make the other person comply with what he thinks is best…

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Delegates at the recent General Convention of the United Methodist Church (held from the 24th April to May 4th, 2012) approved a resolution calling for a boycott of Israeli goods made in the West Bank.
It was to be expected as the United Methodist Chu…

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The BBC never ceases to have Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies in the University of Oxford, commenting on a wide variety of issues.
 
On BBC Radio 4 News at One today he was dispensing his wisdom in regard to the el…

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From the NYTimes:
GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — Khalid Shaikh Mohammed fingered his long, henna-dyed beard and stared down in silence on Saturday, pointedly ignoring a military commissions judge asking in vain whether the self-described …

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From the NYTimes:
GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — Khalid Shaikh Mohammed fingered his long, henna-dyed beard and stared down in silence on Saturday, pointedly ignoring a military commissions judge asking in vain whether the self-described …

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From the History Blog with thanks to del:
Marie Malchodi, a technical assistant in the preservation department of Brown University’s John Hay Library, was looking through a collection of books donated by Solomon Drowne, a physician …

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Just in time for the presidential election.
(CBS News) GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba – The first step in the long-delayed trial of the man who has said — who has boasted — that he orchestrated the 9/11 attacks on America was set to begin Saturday.
Khalid She…

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Just in time for the presidential election.
(CBS News) GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba – The first step in the long-delayed trial of the man who has said — who has boasted — that he orchestrated the 9/11 attacks on America was set to begin Saturday.
Khalid She…

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