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Marriage in D.C.

March 4, 2010



While reading the paper today I came across a quote which I found rather disturbing in as much as it is indicative of things to come. Read More »


On Kingship

March 4, 2010


IN THIS thread  at What’s Wrong With the World on the folly of women holding positions of leadership (posted here previously), Kristor reflects on authority, masculinity and human nature. He writes:

It is natural – in both the modern and medieval senses of that word – that leadership should fall to men because when things go to hell in a hand basket, they are the ones who die first. Read More »


The Anniversary of a Heist Approaches

March 4, 2010



Some of the works stolen from the Gardener Museum

IT IS two decades this month since thieves talked their way into the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston and stole an estimated $250 million in works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, Manet and others. The 13 paintings and drawings represent the world’s most valuable art heist.  A $5 million reward has been offered for their return and the statute of limitations has expired on the crime. Now, according to the Boston Globe, investigators are looking for a breakthrough with advanced DNA testing. The thieves used duct tape to tie up the two college students who were on guard the night of March 18, 1990. The FBI is hoping the criminals left their own sweat on the tape, which has been sent off to a lab for testing. These might be the most valuable perspiration traces in history. What are detectives supposed to say, we give up?  Read More »

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