Marc Cooper’s on the money about the hijacking of the antiwar movement by the “extremist loonies” of International ANSWER, a front for the Party for Socialism and Liberation (itself a schism of the Workers World Party). The impact of these “fundamentalist-Leninist grouplets” (Cooper’s term) is not negligible. They dominate the C-SPAN coverage (of the 9/24 D.C. march, for instance) with
David T of Harry’s Place has written about my Atzmon piece here. Many thanks!
I’m very pleased to report that UK blogger and columnist Oliver Kamm has written a post about my Jazz Times article on Gilad Atzmon. Kamm, a powerful critic of left anti-Semitism, has written about Atzmon extensively. I’m honored to be featured in his pages.
Now playing–Jack DeJohnette’s new electronica project The Ripple Effect (Golden Beams) –Alarm Will Sound, Acoustica (Cantaloupe): New music ensemble does Aphex Twin, acoustically. Reminds me of the Ensemble Modern’s Zappa disc, Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (RCA Red Seal). Now writingA piece for Slate (my first for them), on the subtler, less conspicuous impact of hip-hop on new acoustic jazz.
Galloway and Hitchens were on Bill Maher last night, both on the same panel (!), sandwiching the BBC anchor Katty Kay. A master politician, that Galloway, I’ll never deny it. On his best behavior on HBO, when not surrounded by his friends and fellow travelers. Making all the reasonable antiwar points, betraying little hint of his radicalism. Maher’s program is
Guess who? It’s George Galloway, sitting down to chat with the conspiracy theory lunatics over at “Prison Planet.” Here’s a little taste. Of course, the past masters of government sponsored terrorism were the Zionists, who created the condition in the Arab countries, and in some European countries to stampede the Jewish populations out of the countries they had been living
“We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn’t do it, but God did.”–Representative Richard Baker of Baton Rouge
Certain Bush defenders are now saying that because the Katrina death toll was nowhere near 10,000, what was the big deal? It was all hysterical political correctness on the part of the liberal media. Jason Zengerle of The New Republic rips apart these arguments, put forward by the likes of Cliff May and Victor Davis Hanson. Zengerle’s closing lines (article