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Burn it

Burn it

For the last decade or so, literati around the world have agonized over what to do with Vladimir Nabokov’s final novel, The Original of Laura. His son, Dmitri, was given

Welcome

Welcome

As did my counterpart Mr. Poulos, I feel the need to offer the briefest of introductions. Especially since you have no idea who I, your humble narrator, am. Well, I’m

Clear for Second-Class Citizenship?

Something about Clear, the private-sector answer to gross DHS inefficiency and questionable airport employees, raises my civic republican hackles. From one perspective, it now looks like the government is permitting

Kish Cash

Kish Cash

Is Hossein Sabet the Persian answer to Dubai? Or the Iranian Rick Caruso? Probably a little of both: He has built this island’s fanciest establishment, the Dariush Grand Hotel, modeled

Obama hits the skids

Only two weeks into his presidency, Barack Obama has managed to hit every brick wall in sight. In spite of reportedly unprecedented cooperation from the outgoing Bush team, and promises

Who won the war in Gaza?

Max Boot provides a first-rate after-action report. Boot calls the conflict a highly limited and attenuated victory, to be sure, but one that nevertheless restored Israelis’ self-confidence and Arabs’ fear

Why not?

Why not?

I don’t get it when people write things like this I don’t celebrate death in response to the news that a ton of terrorists killed themselves while experimenting with bubonic