Keyword: decadent

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  • Muslims and the decadent West

    01/06/2008 11:38:47 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 44 replies · 321+ views
    Eurozine ^ | 11/23/2007 | Jörg Lau
    Opinion surveys conducted in the UK and Germany report a growing tendency among young Muslims to reject mainstream norms. Their affirmation of Muslim identity and its critique of decadent western culture is an act of dissidence, argues Jörg Lau. The reservations of the non-Muslim majority towards self-segregating practices can be understood as a sign that the Islamic critique of decadence has been understood and its moral presumption rejected. Nevertheless, some commentators maintain that if young Muslims reject society, they have been driven to do so. An act of self-exclusion is thus reinterpreted as the fault of the majority. This alliance...
  • Old Europe Fades Away

    03/12/2006 10:21:10 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 101 replies · 2,451+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | 3/9/2006 | James Ringo
    "Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light." So Dylan Thomas urged his once-fierce father, then gone soft, to rekindle his spirit. Equally, Thomas could have been expressing the view of many Americans, culturally derived from Father-Europe at its looming death. The bad news from Europe is that its birth rates are low, far below the level needed to maintain the current population. The worse news is that the Europeans are not fighting it. Over the last couple of years Europeans have just begun to recognize a demographic problem exists. In a...
  • Tel Aviv: The Pink City

    11/16/2005 10:31:03 AM PST · by Coleus · 32 replies · 870+ views
    Y net ^ | 11.15.05 | Danny Sadeh
    The Pink CityLocal tourism officials plan on turning Tel Aviv into the gay capital of the world; Israel Hotel Association official: Tel Aviv and gay people are a perfect fitTel Aviv is known throughout the world as “The White City” due to the many Bauhaus-style structures that adorn its streets, but the city may soon be called “The Pink City,” as tourism industry heads are planning on transforming the city into the gay capital of the world, Israel’s leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported. “Tel Aviv and gay people are a perfect fit,” an Israel Hotel Association (IHA) official said. The...
  • British woman who gave Soviets nuclear secrets dies at 93

    06/28/2005 12:32:48 PM PDT · by Borges · 49 replies · 1,789+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 6/28/05
    LONDON (AFP) - Melita Norwood, who passed on secrets to the Soviet Union believed to have helped them speed up development of the atomic bomb, died earlier this month at the age of 93, her daughter said. Anita Ferguson said her mother died on June 2 but declined to comment further. Described as the most important British female agent recruited by the KGB intelligence service, Norwood spied under the codename "Hola" and passed British nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union in the years after World War II. Norwood's activities were finally exposed when KGB archivist Vasili Mitrokhin defected to Britain...
  • Europe is in Trouble

    02/21/2005 4:37:53 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 6 replies · 352+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 21, 2005 | Herb Meyer
    Europe is in big trouble. It’s economies are stagnant – jobs aren’t being created, and today the unemployment rate in Germany is higher than it was on the day Adolf Hitler took power. The continent’s demographics are catastrophic. The birth rates are so far below replacement that in 30 years there will be more than 70 million fewer Europeans alive than are alive today. And with the exception of Great Britain, Europe no longer has the military power to defend itself. And when Europe is in trouble, it gets very, very nasty. Anti-Semitism is always the canary in the mine,...