Author Archives: HumanTouch

William F. Buckley, Three Years Passed

Good interview by Kathryn Lopez here with one of the compilers of a recent anthology of William F. Buckley’s work, Athwart History: Half a Century of Polemics, Animadversions, and Illuminations: A William F. Buckley Jr. Omnibus. Lopez: What does George … Continue reading

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Alveda King: ‘The Most Dangerous Place for an African-American is in the Womb!’

A prime example of the level of free speech tolerance on the left. They can’t stand to see faces associated with their slaughter of the innocents. “CNN reported on Friday that Lamar Advertising, which owns the billboard, decided to take … Continue reading

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The River: 30 Years On

Thirty years ago this week Bruce Springsteen released The River. It’s the album most representative of his live shows in showing the breadth of styles mastered by Bruce and the E Street Band and that by virtue of the number … Continue reading

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Joseph Sobran, R.I.P.

During a week that was marked by the passing of several notables (Tony Curtis, Arthur Penn, and Greg Giraldo among them), the death of Joseph Sobran was relatively overlooked-even at the magazine where he made his reputation, National Review. The … Continue reading

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Hawaii Five-0

To quote Libertas: “• Hawaii Five-O beat out The Event in the ratings, albeit only by a nose. Hooray hot Hawaiian chicks fighting terrorists on The Big Island! Boo pro-Obama/anti-CIA propaganda!”

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Red Riding Trilogy: 1974, 1980, 1983

Good review here of the Red Riding Trilogy, a superlative group of British crime dramas based on the novels of David Peace, that have as their center the crimes of the Yorkshire Ripper. Made for original showing on the BBC, … Continue reading

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‘Our Boys’ remains a hit

I can’t give this book any greater praise than to say that reading it gave me the same feeling that watching the TV series Friday Night Lights does. What’s remarkable about Our Boys is that it’s a true story. The … Continue reading

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‘Bob Dylan in America’ by Sean Wilentz

Sean Wilentz’s new work, Bob Dylan in America, is a fascinating hybrid of a book. Combining biography, history, literary criticism, and music criticism while using significant events in Dylan’s career as jumping-off points, the book is one of the more … Continue reading

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Bring the troops home

A good, thought provoking piece, ‘Dissention in the Ranks,‘ by Tony Blankley. It’s time to institute the policy of not putting mass amounts of troops in harm’s way unless the United States is directly threatened. “Last November, with the Johnson … Continue reading

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Book review: ‘Savages’ by Don Winslow

The tale of Orange County’s underbelly is a propulsive yet meditative read. Don Winslow is among the best dozen or so suspense novelists writing today, and in my rankings would be near the top of the list. Due to some … Continue reading

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