Skip to comments.Moving Targets-Terror Wave: New Bombings, and Worries About A‘Spectacular.’
Posted on 11/23/2003 5:56:04 AM PST by John W
Dec. 1 issue The timing was, at the very least, interesting. At Buckingham Palace on Wednesday night, the president of the United States and the Queen of England traded toasts to their common birthright. George W. Bush did his aw-shucks bit about the pomp and pageantry, telling reporters that he had to rent his white tie and tails (the queen sipped Puligny-Montrachet 96; the teetotaling president drank Coke). But there was no mistaking their common purpose, to stand fast in the defense of liberty against the tyranny of Islamic fanaticism.
The next morning, the fanatics apparently sent back a message: in Istanbul, truck bombs blew up outside the British Consulate, a massive relic of the old empire (designed by Sir Charles Barry, the architect of the Houses of Parliament in London), and an 18-story tower housing a British bank, killing at least 27 and wounding 450. In London, the suicide attacks effectively drowned out the noise of anti-Bush demonstrators.
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Nothing like a couple of condescending journalism school toads lending a helping hand.
Nah. And their typical reader doesn't notice. Public school "education" and all...
Nah. It's kind of like reading tea leaves, you have to interpret from the dregs.
Fixation with burkhas as the latest craze?
Fascism The principles and organization of Fascists. Also, loosely, any form of right-wing authoritarianism.
1921 19th Cent. July 148 The Fascismo was born in the provinces, where the extremistic menace was stronger.
1922 Q. Rev. Jan. 148 A section of the Press+now veered completely round to the cause of Fascism. The Fascist terror increased in intensity.
1923 Contemp. Rev. Jan. 44 We do not want Fascismo in this country.
Ibid. Nov. 557 Fascism in Germany will never be more than one of several factors.
1925 Weekly Westm. Gaz. 10 Jan. 320/2 The outrages which have been associated with Fascism have gradually alienated much of the support which it won two years ago.
1934 tr. K. Heiden's National Socialism xvii. 354 The electoral victories all over Europe with which the Labour Parties have replied to German Fascism.
1936 Discovery Dec. 378/1, I have strongly criticised modern education and the methods of handling youth generally as inculcating excessive respect for authority and thereby conducing to the growth of Fascism.
1939 A. Cobban Dictatorship v. 124 In March 1919+Fascism was still+a revolutionary and socialist movement, hostile to the monarchy, to finance, and to parliamentary government, demanding social reform and workers' control, but separated from the other branches of the socialist movement by its intense nationalism.
1965 L. Vennewitz tr. Nolte's Three Faces Fascism ii. ii. 87 Maurras was the first man in Europe who as a thinker and a politician drove conservatism beyond the limits dividing it from incipient fascism.
1971 Tablet 26 June 616/2 (title) The ghost of Fascism.
The Oxford has it somewhat wrong, since fascism is a phenomenon of the left, not the right.
The principles and organization of Fascists. Also, loosely, any form of right-wing authoritarianism.
I find the knee-jerk comments about public school education here just as offensive as I find the gratuitous insults on conservatives thrown out by the liberal media.
I'd guess that the majority of us have a public school education, so you're insulting many, if not most, of your fellow FReepers.
There are also those of us who are "in the trenches" attempting to counter the liberals in the public school system, and those who, for whatever reason, have no choice but to put their children in the public school system.
I don't want to take the thread off-topic with this discussion, but I do think that comments of that sort are an example of doing what you yourself decry.