American Madness

Intelligent Criticism in the Service of a Better Nation

Free speech is so last century…

WSJ has an interesting opinion piece on cowardly self-censorship by Random House, which halted the distribution to bookstores of the “The Jewel of Medina” by author Sherry Jones.
The book’s scheduled release date was August 12, 2008. Random House recalled the book, because it includes a FICTIONAL treatment of Mohammed and his 9 years old [...]

News Week

In a week where the media headlines were dominated by the Virginia Tech Massacre and Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, it’s important to also not some other headlines that should be getting some attention.
The first is the one Adam posted below “Iran Exonerates Six Who Killed in Islam’s Name.” Which ranks #6 in the [...]


You can’t make this up!
The NYTimes reports on the large peaceful uprising in Najaf.
The story includes this photo caption:
Col. Steven Boylan, an American military spokesman and aide to the commander of all American forces in Iraq, praised the peaceful nature of the demonstration, saying Iraqis “could not have done this four years ago,” the [...]

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