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I welcome the dialog that Pete Chagnon offers; however, I am not aware of following any liturgy. Ben Stein is a good writer and entertainer — even a good person — but not really a good thinker in my book, and he seems to be having his way with readers of The American Spectator.
It was not my intent to offend anyone’s Catholic sensibilities, though I’m not a fan of Catholicism. I guess you might say that many Catholics aren’t great fans of Catholicism, since their actions belie their creed.
My position on patriotism is that it’s fine if no one gets hurt, or if less people are hurt than would be otherwise. Historically, lots of people have been hurt by patriotism, so I hope there are better ways to handle international conflicts.p>I’m no expert Israel or the Middle East, but the militarization of the region obviously was not the intent of Israel’s founders. Frankly, if I were a Jew living today in Israel, there would be little to keep me from moving my kibbutz to somewhere more hospitable — on a different continent. br> — Paul Dorell br> Highland Park, Illinois /p>
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?