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A War, Like Any Other War
At some point in the last forty-eight hours the topic dominating the center and right of the political aisle became The War on the War on Terror—the major newsmedia’s penchant for not only amplifying the bad and squelching the good, but for actively seeking to transmogrify good things into scandals. My friends at Power Line have been covering the War on the War without relent, notably the most recent sally: the New York Times’ scandalization of a hitherto secret program under which our intelligence agencies are able to scope out terrorist money transfers. Since years ago the President, with the accession of all Congress, announced as a central pillar in the Global War on Terror the interdiction of the international fund transfers which fuel organizations dedicated to killing civillians to achieve political goals, every person in the United States rationally concluded that we were already doing everything the Times reported as a massive civil rights scandal.
But, then again, this is a war (on a war). And sending disinformation to the enemy is crucial.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
- The Dartmouth College Case
- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
- Sunday Morning Sinatra
- The Indian Wars
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