Posts, March 2005:
Review - In Defense of Global Capitalism
When beliefs are taken for granted, ideas die. Without a constant pressure from competing worldviews, people stop thinking, and whatever originality their ideas once had begins to corrode, in the end leaving only slogans. Norway's soft-left consensus on the danger [...]
Krekar on Al-Qaeda's Hard Drive?
The person on the left and right is Mullah Krekar, former/current leader of Ansar al-Islam. The picture in the middle is from a passport that was found on one of al-Qaeda's computers in Kabul after the fall of the [...]
Dagsavisen defends use of "terror experts"
One of the things I've come to learn as a blogger is that no journalist ever responds to criticism. I can count the exceptions on one hand, and I've been doing this for more than three years. I've made it [...]
Hayek: Freedom, Reason and Tradition
[This is part of a series of posts on Friedrich A. Hayek's The Constitution of Liberty. Here's the full list.] If the future is unpredictable, and the present is too complex for one person to understand, planning a society from [...]
Fake ESAG/Pentagon story spreads
A few months ago the blog Moon of Alabama posted a genuine-looking news article where a Pentagon spokesman admitted to having financed ESAG's anti-terror ad campaign in Europe. The intention, said "Pentagon", was "to get us at least one division [...]
Dagsavisen's "leading terror experts"
In October 2004 NRK revealed that Norway had lent 25 crates of laser based guidance equipment to the American forces in Kuwait, only weeks before the invasion in March 2003. Minor requests like these from an ally are unexceptional, but [...]
When journalists go quote shopping
My father sent me an article from the magazine of the Norwegian Israel Mission. Most Norwegians have learned to ignore whatever Christian pro-Israelis have to say about media and the Middle East, which is a shame, because being on a [...]