Review: The Rule of the Clan

[by Mark Safranski / “zen“] Rule of the Clan by Mark Weiner I often review good books. Sometimes I review great ones. The Rule of the Clan: What an Ancient Form of Social Organization Reveals about the Future of Individual Freedom  by Mark S. Weiner gets the highest compliment of all: it is an academic book that […] Read more »

On IS ecumenism? Two tweets in short order REDUX

[ by Charles Cameron -- among jihadist groups in Syria, are the scales tipping towards unity or disunity? ] . ** Yesterday I posted the following DoubleQuote, with sources, on our alternate site while Zenpundit proper, this place, was temporarily down: Sources: Clint Watts, tweet Clint Watts, Did Obama Just Unify America’s Enemies? Guardian, tweet […] Read more »

“Sin, Death, and Hell have set their Marks on Him”

King Richard III  The bones of Richard III, Shakespeare’s greatest villain and the last King of England to be killed in battle have been discovered and identified by DNA testing: ….There were cheers when Richard Buckley, lead archaeologist on the hunt for the king’s body, finally announced that the university team was convinced “beyond reasonable [...] Read more »