Here are the Blogs in the z - John Derbyshire category.
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Wednesday, 19 April 2006
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Plays in which nothing much happens are nowadays pretty routine. Harold Pinter wrote a shelf-full of them, and got the Nobel Prize for his efforts. (As, by the way, did Beckett, in 1969.) Even in the 1950s such plays were not a new thing; Eugène Ionesco had already launched his "theater ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/19/2006 8:04 AM by John Derbyshire
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Monday, 17 April 2006
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Or just the most hateful?...Read More...
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Posted on 04/17/2006 3:24 PM by John Derbyshire
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Thursday, 13 April 2006
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The British National Party (white nationalist, protectionist) is making great strides in Britain, according to this article in the current Spectator. Arrogant, insulated elites push open immigration, globalization, and multiculturalism down people's throats, and what do they get? A populist backlash ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2006 2:10 PM by John Derbyshire
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Thursday, 13 April 2006
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 The BBC has it Here: "I cursed the day I was born, and, in a bold flashback, the night I was conceived."  ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2006 1:59 PM by John Derbyshire
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Wednesday, 12 April 2006
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A couple of readers to this effect: "Aren't you a bit embarrassed to be laying in to illegal immigrants, having confessed that you yourself were once an illegal immigrant?"[Derb] No. I look on it as being sort of like the reformed drunk at a temperance meeting.Besides, there's INSIDE and OUTSIDE. ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/12/2006 7:15 AM by John Derbyshire
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Tuesday, 11 April 2006
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News coverage of the illegal-immigrant demos was awash with happy-clappy clichés on the subject, every one of which has a straightforward answer. Samples.---"They're just coming here for a better life." Well, that's also the reason people rob banks. If you rob a bank and get away with ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/11/2006 8:02 AM by John Derbyshire
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Monday, 10 April 2006
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"Since Mexican political leaders from the ruling party and the opposition have been demanding that the United States ignore, alter or abolish its own immigration laws, they have opened their own internal affairs to American scrutiny. The time has come to examine Mexico's own glass house." ---J. ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/10/2006 3:49 PM by John Derbyshire
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Friday, 7 April 2006
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Readers who have followed the Senate wrangling over the immigration bill may have been confused by some of the jargon being thrown around. In a spirit of public service, I offer the following brief glossary of some of the terms you have been hearing. "legalization" ----- amnesty"guest ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/07/2006 1:22 PM by John Derbyshire
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Friday, 31 March 2006
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The song hit of the decade, far as I'm concerned:I'm So Ronery I'm so ronery So ronery So ronery and sadry arone   There's no one Just me onry Sitting on my rittle throne I work very hard and make up great prans But nobody ristens, no one understands Seems that no one takes me serirousry ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/31/2006 6:59 PM by John Derbyshire
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Tuesday, 14 March 2006
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My apologies: I have been occupied with other stuff & had no time to respond to Richard Nadler's NRO piece yesterday, as I ought to have, and as several readers urged me to. Richard's starting point was my column of last week titled "You Don't Know Jack," about (a) the difficulty of ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/14/2006 3:41 PM by John Derbyshire
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Tuesday, 7 March 2006
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While we all focus obsessively on the tribal squabbles in the Middle East, things are happening elsewhere. See, for example, this report on China's relentless build-up against Taiwan. I try to keep tabs on the China watchers and their moods. The current mood is darkening. When Hu Jintao came to power ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/07/2006 11:39 AM by John Derbyshire
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Monday, 6 March 2006
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A couple of Iraq points from Sunday's press. (1) A reader: "Dear Derb---In case you didn't see it, on Meet The Press this morning, Tim Russert displayed on-screen WFB's article 'It Didn't Work' and asked Peter Pace how he could remain so optimistic about Iraq when 'even WFB' had expressed such ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/06/2006 11:34 AM by John Derbyshire
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