Saturday, September 06, 2014

Saturday Night Special

One more shopping day until Chuseok...

Obviously not revolted enough:

Like everyone, I was revolted by the beheadings of the American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. It wasn’t just that they had been killed — though that is horrendous enough — it was the monstrous way the deed was done. ...

If the Islamic State is to be stopped, there will probably have to be some sort of political and military coalition. But, ultimately, the Islamists are a spiritual movement that will have to be surmounted by a superior version of Islam.

Has not read the Koran. Probably won't.


Why engagement doesn't quite work:

In the case of “The Interview,” North Korea used its Japanese hostages to get to Sony pictures. Now, it’s using its diplomatic relations with Britain to get to “Opposite Number.

Those who “engage” Pyongyang always say they will change it, but Pyongyang always changes them instead.


And now, sixteen facts about CS Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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