About Josh Strawn

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

A Storm of Retribution For Rushdie

By June 19, 2007

One of the most laugh-out-loud passages in Salman Rushdie's infamous book is the one where Gibreel Farishta, ostensibly the 'good twin,' has a moment worthy of anything in Bergman's Trilogy of Faith, minus Ingmar's solemnity: The anger with God carried … Read More

Islamists Say ‘School’s Out’ in South Thailand

By June 17, 2007

Eagerly awaiting an explanation as to how George W. Bush is responsible for the assassinations of schoolteachers in Thailand: …the new generation of separatist militants, calling themselves Patani Freedom Fighters (pejuang kemerdekaan Patani, or pejuang), has been responsible for 75 … Read More

Not Your Daddy’s Revolution

By June 14, 2007

Where to start with the excellent quotations from a recent article in Adbusters on the sad state of the modern American left? I might actually start by first noting how refreshing it is to see a piece like this published … Read More

Persian Version 2.0

Persian Version 2.0
By June 13, 2007

Because you've seen enough scary photos of clerics and dictators, meet Akbar Ganji. He is a journalist, a champion of Iranian democracy, and fierce opponent of the velayat-e faqih.  

Jihadi Jonestown

By June 12, 2007

Due to an unfortunate subscription firewall, it's impossible to link to the full article in this month's Atlantic by Terence Henry entitled 'Get Out Of Jihad Free.' That's too bad because it would probably shock more than a few folks … Read More

Tiv Taam: The Pork Party’s Over

By June 12, 2007

Good to know Tiv Taam supermarket owner Arkady Gaidamak's decision to stop selling pork at all locations isn't motivated by the sort of fatuous "cultural sensitivity" we've come to expect from the Ken Livingstones of the world. To listen to … Read More

Looking For Civilization

By June 11, 2007

This past weekend at a book expo, Naomi Klein plagiarized Gandhi a bit when she said of the war with Islamic fundamentalism : I’m not against fighting for civilization and all that,” Klein said, “It’s just that I’m still not … Read More

Boycott This!

By June 8, 2007

I wonder if those advocating a boycott of the Israeli academic establishment would care to boycott Zvi Erfat? Oren Yiftahel? Uri Davis? Any takers? After all, each holds a position at an Israeli university. They've also recently signed a petition … Read More