About Josh Strawn

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

Yehoshua Versus Levy

By January 16, 2009

Despite the gracious and fraternal tone of A.B. Yehoshua’s letter to Gideon Levy in Haaretz, the concluding paragraph has a curious effect on the letter’s contents: Please, preserve the moral authority and concern that you possessed, and your distinctive voice. … Read More

No Peace with Hamas

By January 15, 2009

Jeff Goldberg’s insightful-as-usual op-ed the New York Times, while filled with informative anecdotal nuggets aplenty, could actually have been trimmed to consist of only the headline, "Why Israel Can’t Make Peace With Hamas," and this: "A man who believes that … Read More

How Liberals Arrive at “We Are Hamas”

By January 8, 2009

"WE ARE HAMAS," said protestors in London on January 3rd.  Welcome to 2009, and to the thoroughly postmodern, ahistorical, depoliticized, world in which we live.  And if the reader will kindly forgive the initial barrage of academic terms, and come … Read More

Religiously Assured Destruction

By November 13, 2008

It’s interesting to think that, as the balance reports are being drawn up on multiple social and political fronts this week–race, feminism, the GOP, Aniston vs. Jolie–we’ve reached a point where we can almost include the New Atheism in that … Read More

John McCain, Fascist?

By October 31, 2008

Cal Thomas at the Washington Times has delved into the illustrious pages of dictionary.com to show us why an audio clip of Obama might be the smoking gun that proves he may as well be a socialist: Is socialism too … Read More

Why Race Matters In This Campaign

By October 27, 2008

One of the most attractive things about the right in recent years has been its indignation toward frivolous moral equivalency. While many on the left were noting that "our terrorism" was as bad–if not worse–than "theirs," conservatives had sense to … Read More

The Best And Worst Coverage of Bill Ayers

By October 16, 2008

Poring over the current commentary on William Ayers is a bit like looking at every picture from a Barack Obama rally at one sitting. Sure, you’d see hundreds, maybe thousands of snapshots of the same scene and the same people. … Read More

Have Celebrity, PETA Will Travel

By December 12, 2007

Since I'm a speciesist animal lover, I find most of PETA's philosophies about animal rights to be confused misplacements of ideas that evolved to increase the fitness of the human species. And so, while I might have fostered many dogs … Read More