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Essays of Special Interest from 2007, 2008 and 2009

[Copyright Patrick Foy]

Mad Dogs and Zionists

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

“Please don't confuse 'em with facts or distract 'em from NFL playoffs!”

--A recent note from a prep school classmate.

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Noel Coward's dig at English colonial society contained in his 1932 ditty...

Open Your Eyes - Revisited

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The fact that we are living in a "post 9/11 world" has been utilized (most irritatingly by our goofy, mendacious Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice) to justify just about anything related to war, torture and foreign...

Mayhem In Mumbai

Monday, December 1, 2008

The wholesale insanity in Mumbai, India, last week could lead to bigger insanities elsewhere in the months ahead. For example, on November 27th in Spiegel Online there appeared an article entitled "Terror in India: Obama's...

Agog With Politics

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Afterword: The Obama Victory

[November 7th, 2008]




The Messianic Syndrome

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A wonderful circumstance attendant upon my visit to Southampton, New York, for the annual, week-long croquet tournament in July is that there is no television in the room where I stay. The idiot box is gone, and I scarcely...

No Happy Birthday

Monday, July 28, 2008

Arabs had lived in Palestine always, 

under many occupiers; 

under the Assyrians, Babylonians, Romans; 

the Turks, the Crusaders, the British; 


Crackbrain McCain Plays Churchill Card - Part II

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Let me drop the Churchillian avenue of inquiry for a moment to address McCain's current campaign strategy as it relates to Iraq and the so-called “surge” as propagated by General David Petraeus. McCain stated not too long...

Crackbrain McCain Plays Churchill Card - Part I

Monday, March 24, 2008

It would, of course, be folly to take at face value anything said by any of the three U.S. Presidential contenders still in the ring. True to the disgraceful, modern-day record of U.S. Presidential campaigns, the contestants...

Primum Non Nocere

Friday, February 29, 2008

The libertarian website LewRockwell.com contains an excellent commentary ("The Election From Hell") about the current U.S. process for picking the next frontman to be President of Ex America. This extravaganza has gone...

Defending Uncle Sam

Monday, January 21, 2008

A rebuttal may be expected from me in response to professor Paul Gottfried's recent (January 15th) blog entry “Defending the Israelis....” in Taki's Top Drawer. I am happy to comply, having fully recovered from the tribulations...

The Impossibility of George W. Bush

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
The Impossibility of George W. Bush

Rest assured that the subject matter of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 will be revisited here in the near future, with some further comparisons, parallels and speculation. For the moment, allow me to return to the immediate tragedy...

The 9/11 Atrocity + Pearl Harbor

Friday, November 9, 2007

There is a Washington insider named Michael Gerson who wrote speeches for the Cheney White House and who supposedly was Bush Jr’s favorite speechwriter. He now writes for Newsweek and the Washington Post. Gerson was a guest...

Reemergence of Mearsheimer and Walt

Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Reemergence of Mearsheimer and Walt

The venerable, highbrow publisher--Farrar, Straus and Giroux--is publishing the bombshell book The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy this week. In a recent blog entry, “The Lobby Strikes”, Justin Raimondo gave us a heads-up...

The Kissinger Connection

Thursday, May 3, 2007

[Taki’s Top Drawer, May 3rd, 2007]

You may have noticed that George Tenet prefers to talk about the aftermath of “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, to wit, the U.S. occupation and...