by | Jul 5, 2019

The San Francisco School Board last week authorized $600,000 in spending to destroy a mural depicting George Washington at a high school named for him. “It’s rude and disrespectful to people’s cultures,” a junior at the school told the San…

by | Apr 5, 2019

The National Women’s Hall of Fame inducts not one but two of Jim Jones’s most fervent celebrity supporters this year. During research for Cult City: Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco, Jane Fonda and Angela…

by | Nov 21, 2018

Washington Forty years ago this past Sunday more than 900 men, women, and children either killed themselves or were murdered in Jonestown, Guyana. Geography buffs will note that Jonestown is just east of Venezuela, where yet another crazed left-wing experiment…

by | Nov 16, 2018

Forty years ago Sunday, Jim Jones orchestrated the deaths of 918 people in Guyana. He blamed one man, also in Guyana at the time, for Peoples Temple’s demise and hoped aloud that his followers would murder him. “Can they not…

by | Nov 13, 2018

Cult City: Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco
By Daniel J. Flynn
(ISI Books, 258 pages, $27.95)

Dan Flynn’s Cult City is not a happy read, but an instructive one.

by | Nov 9, 2018

Nancy Pelosi won more than 85 percent of the vote in her district on Tuesday. Donald Trump received less than 10 percent of San Francisco’s ballots in 2016. In hailing from a city that bans plastic straws, freebie Happy Meal…

by | Oct 29, 2018

“Culpability is a tricky thing,” Julia Ioffe writes at the Washington Post. She nevertheless finds Donald Trump culpable in inspiring a murderer, wholly unconnected to him, of 11 at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. “His role is just…

by | Oct 26, 2018

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, incapable of uttering the “T” word immediately after a bomber injured 31 in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood in 2016, sounded like a Tourette’s case in his use of “terrorism” on Wednesday. Bad guys targeting…

by | Oct 19, 2018

The question of how over 900 people came to kill themselves in the South American jungle animated the writing of Cult City: Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco. But in trying to solve that puzzle…

by | Oct 15, 2018

Today marks the day I have been waiting ten years for. Cult City: Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days That Shook San Francisco officially became available for purchase a few hours ago. I toiled over my sixth book, off…

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