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One of my favorite authors is the late British journalist, intellectual, and cultural critic Malcolm Muggeridge. I was reminded of Muggeridge as I followed competing Iranian protest reports on Twitter a few weeks ago. One narrative claiming that it was much ado about nothing or that it was Trump’s fault; the other, the factual one, that it was a spontaneous revolt of a segment of the Iranian population against a brutal, lying regime. Each narrative claimed exclusive ownership of the truth and denounced the other as utterly false. None of this is particularly new.
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We took Nigerian Bishop Jwan Zhumbes to New York City to appear on The Eric Metaxas Show. He enjoyed himself. More importantly, his message of persecution is one that needs to be heard. Watch the Video Now Share this article! Larry Alex Taunton is an author, cultural commentator, and freelance Read More…
In 1955, Nobel laureate John Steinbeck wrote a hilarious letter to Marilyn Monroe requesting an autographed photo of the starlet preferably “in a pensive, girlish mood.” But the photo, he assured her, wasn’t for him. It was for his nephew. Yeah. Sure it was. Read the full story at openculture.com Read More…
In 1967, the botched circumcision of an anonymous baby boy led to a horrifying 12-year effort to turn a boy into a girl. Known as the “John/Joan Case,” the experiment was presented everywhere as a smashing success and proof that sexual orientation was a product of nurture, not nature. Read more…