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What he hoped rather was that the event inspired others people to hold similar rallies. At the very least, they should consider ordering a Carlsberg the next time they belly up to the bar. Addressing the crowd, he thanked his “comrades” for coming out, called for “Solidarity with Denmark, death to fascism,” and then said he’d promised the embassy they’d all clear out by 1 p.m. Hitchens then went off to lunch.
There was no word from the Danish Embassy — a few diplomats drove in and out during the rally but it wasn’t even clear if they waved — but Danish media was there, so at least the folks back home saw it.
The other question was, will this get noticed in the Middle East? Hitchens was pessimistic on that possibility. “Well, I very much doubt this is going to be on Syrian TV,” he said.
Writer Andrew Sullivan, who appeared, albeit a bit late, struck a more hopeful note.
“The great thing is people in the Middle East aren’t restricted to mainstream media anymore either,” he said. “They have the Internet access and they can also see these things. A tree falls in the forest now and it gets blogged.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?