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John Lennon’s Second Thoughts
  2 Jul 2011     4:00 pm

Cross-Posted from FrontPage Magazine
For more than 40 years Beatles member John Lennon towered above all others as the Left’s most powerful artistic icon. His anthem “Imagine” dreamed of a unified world that transcended the divides of nation-states and religious strife. It was an inspiration to generations of utopians. Now a new documentary reveals a startling fact: in his final years before his murder, the songwriter abandoned his famous progressive faith, enjoyed arguing with radicals, and supported Ronald Reagan.
The Toronto Sun reported Tuesday night on …

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Ron Radosh’s Blogging Hat Trick: His Three Must-Read Posts
  10 Dec 2010     5:35 pm

Cross-posted from NewsReal Blog

Ron Radosh is on a roll over at his blog at Pajamas Media. He’s nailed it with his last three posts.
Let’s start with the most recent and work our way back.
First, yesterday Ron published, “TNR and the Crisis of The American Intellectual: Can the Old Liberal Stalwart Play a Role in Today’s World?” which takes the occasion of a new editor at The New Republic to analyze the decline of both the publication and the liberal public intellectual.
And this brings me back to TNR and its potential role …

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Howard Bloom on Defending Israel (YouTube Video Parts 7, 8, and 9 of NRB Interview)
  4 Nov 2010     4:36 pm

Cross-posted from NewsReal Blog

Click here for parts 1-6 of my interview with Howard Bloom. In those previous installments Howard explained his intellectual approach to the world. In today’s chunks of our discussion you begin to find out how he applies them to the issues that interest us here at NRB. First up: the anti-Semitic war against Israel.
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Cross-posted from NewsReal Blog

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The Most Exciting Conservative Thinker You’ve Never Heard Of
  23 Oct 2010     9:18 pm

Cross-Posted from NewsReal Blog

In the past few months we’ve featured segments from my interview with Howard Bloom, author of The Genius of the Beast, Global Brain, and The Lucifer Principle. Collected here are the first six segments of the interview:
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Part 2:

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Part 6:

Parts 7, 8, and 9 in which Bloom discusses Israel will be coming this week!

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5 Ways the Internet Is Transforming You — Douglas Rushkoff’s “Program or Be Programmed” Now Available
  16 Oct 2010     1:29 pm

Cross-Posted from NewsReal Blog.

Editor’s Note: Douglas Rushkoff’s book Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age is now available so I’m reprinting my review that was originally published here on September 12. I’ve also embedded a new video of Rushkoff discussing the themes of the book.
Order the book here.
Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age by Douglas Rushkoff
Some authors are right there just when you need them.
When I first encountered media theorist Douglas Rushkoff and his work I was in the wake of a religious …

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David Frum Weasels Out of a Morally-Suspect Corner: The 14 Errors in his Mea Culpa
  12 Oct 2010     6:35 pm

This post cross-posted from NewsReal Blog.

I was so eager to forgive David Frum and return to the status quo we had before he believed Alex Knepper’s lies about us. Politically Frum and NewsReal Blog might have some substantive disagreements but on the key issues of support for Israel and a hawkish response to Islamofascism he maintained my respect. And so I hoped we could return to a more cordial relationship akin to when he and David Horowitz debated the merits of Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and the Tea Parties last …

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The Top 10 Ways the Left Sees Obama
  9 Oct 2010     12:46 pm

This post was first published at NewsReal Blog. Visit us for more top 10 lists.

If the Left can do anything it can dream. And after eight long years of the “illegitimately-elected,” insanely religious,  Warmonger-In-Chief George W. Bush, the Left was prepared to pour all its dreams into its new champion, and great hope, Barack Obama. 

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Those Who Despise the Radical Son Will Fall in Love With his Progressive Daughter
  31 Dec 2009     3:26 am

Meet the late Sarah Horowitz, child of political activist David Horowitz, who managed to fuse the painful lessons of her father’s life with a mystical Judaism to complete the task he never could: showing how the Left could save itself from self-destruction.
In 1956 a teenage David Horowitz suffered a wound which would pain him for the rest of his life. The release of the Khrushchev Report – which revealed Joseph Stalin’s crimes – would shatter many relationships. One was between Horowitz and his father. While Philip Horowitz remained loyal to …

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