The Universal Spectator

July 16, 1969

Fifty years ago today…

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July 4, 1976

As an American I still feel enormous pride in what Israel did 43 years ago today. As the linked essay states, Israel — the bulwark of democracy in the Middle East — proved the war against Islamic fascism was indeed winnable. […] In the decade preceding Entebbe, Palestinian terrorists were responsible for at least 50 […]

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July 4, 1776

In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]

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June 15, 1389

The Battle of Kosovo Why Eastern Europeans are much more reluctant to accept Muslim migrants than their Western counterparts can be traced back to circumstances surrounding a pivotal battle, that of Kosovo, which took place on June 15, 1389, exactly 630 years ago today.  It pitted Muslim invaders against Eastern European defenders—the ancestors of those […]

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June 8, 1949

On the home page of this blog you will notice a quote under the masthead that changes whenever you refresh the page. The quotes, so few out of a highly influential yet small body of work, are from George Orwell, the spiritual godfather of this blog. Orwell, a committed leftist, had a change of heart […]

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June 6, 1944

Seventy five years ago today… Stephen Green of PJMedia has written an excellent piece commemorating this auspicious anniversary : “D-Day by the Numbers” […] Those men saved western Europe from the Nazis, but also from “liberation” by the just-as-brutal Soviets. The final battlelines they drew just 11 months later became the eastern boundary of the […]

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June 4, 1989

Thirty years ago today all hope for democratic reform in China died along side thousands of Chinese citizens who were murdered in Tienanmen Square while protesting their government. Fred Gedrich, an eyewitness to the event, has written an excellent remembrance of this watershed moment. […] It was at that moment I witnessed the spirit of […]

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