About Josh Strawn

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

The WMD Curveball

By November 2, 2007

Don't let's get too carried away with headlines like these. It may be that codename Curveball's stories about biological weapons in Iraq were drummed up to bolster his case for asylum, and you can be sure no small number of … Read More

Homeland Security Says No To Goth

By October 31, 2007

Unless you exist in a rather specialized sector of fiendish and batty darkwavers, you probably haven't ever heard of Das Ich. But in the spirit of the holiday, and in the interest of keeping the conversation on Homeland Security kicking … Read More

Conspiracy-A-Go-Go: Bill Maher and the 9/11 Truthers

By October 26, 2007

For all of Bill Maher's dull by-the-numbers Hollywood-style liberalism (less Locke and Mill, more food-nazi-obsessed-with-global-warming-and-kneejerk-Bush-bashing), he sometimes does get it right. Last week, when a group of 9/11 Truthers infiltrated his audience and disrupted the broadcast (see video below), he … Read More

Hitchens v. D’Souza, and Thoughts on the New Atheism Debate

By October 23, 2007

In the climate of our postmodern culture, few things are less "post" than defending science and rationality against superstition and wooly thinking. With most engaged in the hysterical bid to adopt the correctly "nuanced perspective" and a "wide reaching respect … Read More

Israeli Authors Propose Talks With Hamas

By September 26, 2007

A barrage of headlines came just a moment ago, all letting us know that Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has followed up the deaths of 8 people in Gaza by threatening more comprehensive military action: "We are getting closer to … Read More

Pimp Your Profile, Hebrew Style

By September 26, 2007

Depending on your opinion of things like Myspace and "bling," you might find ChaiSpace cute, cool, hilarious, or a disturbing reflection of the modern world.  You also might see it and rush immediately to customize your own Hebrew Hammer layout. … Read More

Muslim Girls Fight Back!!

By September 26, 2007

Forget the 'Don't Taze Me Bro' guy. When this video hits YouTube, it's gonna be radical: …the two commission [for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice] members approached the girls in order to "politely" advise and guide … Read More

Islamic Extremists Have Some Valid Arguments

By September 25, 2007

Ali Eteraz' post in Comment on reform in Islam is probably one of the more concise enunciations of the next thing the West is going to have to learn about Islam and Islamic history: Extremists, being dissenters to Islamic traditionalism, … Read More