The story of an unlikely friendship between George Bernard Shaw and the heavyweight fighter Gene Tunney, Brains, Brawn and an Unlikely Bond. They even spent a month on holiday together in 1929.
An English mystery writer gives what she claims is the real reason the Titanic hit the iceberg.
“Political wars around the history of genocide are . . . sharpening around Rwanda,” writes an English scholar in The politics of genocide: Rwanda & DR Congo. He argues that the government of Paul Kagame “is both determined to use the west’s guilt at failing to stop the 1994 genocide to entrench its own impunity, and trade on the victims of the Rwanda genocide in order to deflect criticism of its domestic authoritarianism and external aggression.”
Young teenage girls in Australia are getting “porn star treatment” — to please their boyfriends and with the aid of their mothers.
Also in Australia, Muslim women insist on right to wear burqa. “We dress like this because it is the command of Allah, not any man,” said one speaker. “I feel empowered by the knowledge that I am in control of displaying my beauty to whom I choose,” said another. ”I can move freely throughout society without being subjected to the eyes of every Tom, Dick and Harry and not be judged on face value but rather for who I am as a person.”
Also on Islam, Thomas Farr examines the Extremist Idea that Threatens America: the Misalliance of Muslims and Secularists. ”Some American Muslim leaders . . . do not seem to realize that their mortal enemy—and the enemy of their country—is not religious conservatism but Islamist extremism; that there is a war of ideas within Islam for its very soul; that they should be on the front lines of that war at home and abroad, precisely because of their love for Islam and for America; and that their greatest allies can be conservative Evangelicals, Catholics, and Jews.”
Finally, Dominic Lawson explains why the English should apologize to the pope, at least the press and the secularist establishment, and Ian Paisley.
Thanks to Mercator.net for some of the links.