About Josh Strawn

Josh Strawn is the lead singer of Blacklist as well as a signatory and vocal advocate of the Euston Manifesto.

An Intellectual Defense of Female Genital Mutilation?

By December 10, 2007

When people like the David Horowitz get huffy about the state of higher education, this is the sort of thing they are talking about. I'm no fan of Horowitz, but in some capacity his claim that a left orthodoxy dominates … Read More

A Good Life For Afghan Women

By December 7, 2007

Looking back on this era of history, the gravest threat of the hour will probably not be understood to be Islamic extremism or Western neoliberalism, or whatever one's preferred party-fashionable bogeyman might be. It will likely be certain strains of … Read More

Should We Talk Down to Muslims? Of Course Not.

By December 5, 2007

If Nick Cohen sounds like he's on autopilot in this recent Comment is Free piece, it might be because the forces he's railing against are too. If your adversary repeatedly swings at you from the left, it's best to keep … Read More

Huffington Porn

Huffington Porn
By November 27, 2007

  Arianna Huffington wants to help the Democrats. How best to do this? For a start, she enlisted "multiple-award-winning ad exec Rich Silverstein," the man who gave us 'Got Milk?' starring a bunch of celebrities with pseudo-pornographic splish-splashes on their … Read More

The Sole of Manchester

The Sole of Manchester
By November 19, 2007

With the Joy Division renaissance going five or so years strong now, many who counted themselves as fans prior find themselves sharing a certain antipathy towards the band's posthumous stardom.  This isn't just some knee-jerk reaction to popularity or fame, … Read More

Appadurai on Boozin’

By November 9, 2007

So does this mean that on those nights when you get really plowed, you're also getting really political?  Appadurai is one of the most compelling thinkers on globalization today.  I'll leave aside for the moment the question of whether or … Read More

Bernard Lewis and The Spectre of Comparisons

By November 9, 2007

Bernard Lewis enjoys a status unparalleled by most historians and it's one that puts him in a unique position of power and influence. Dick Cheney has made no secret of the esteem in which he holds Lewis, and one can … Read More

Hopes for The Cabal

By November 6, 2007

Cabals and manifestos. The two things have an affinity primarily in their common association with transgression. Transgression is the greatest vice and virtue of political thought and action; it is positive since desirable social and political change is by definition … Read More