Features

A double standard for Islam?

May 16, 2020 William Kilpatrick 23

Consider the following headline: “Mississippi: Atheist faces execution for insulting Jesus on Facebook”. The alert reader will immediately recognize this as a piece of fake news. Which it is. I made it up myself. But […]

Books

Islam Up Close

April 23, 2020 William Kilpatrick 40

Here are some assessments of Islam I recently came across: • “totalitarian,” “barbaric” • “Islamo-fascism” • “fascist ideology” • “obsessional dream of conquering the world” • “supreme brothel” (in reference to the Islamic description of […]

The Dispatch

The Tyranny of Fashion

February 19, 2020 William Kilpatrick 8

Fashions come and go, but sometimes they can stick around long enough to do considerable damage. Smoking was fashionable for a great many decades and was glamorized in films for more than half a century—long […]

Features

A Lesson in Realism for Iran

January 31, 2020 William Kilpatrick 15

According to many pundits and prognosticators, the targeted killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was going to precipitate World War III. And if not that, it would certainly land us in a quagmire like the […]