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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1992
"Newspeak," the language of George Orwell's nightmare novel "1984," has apparently been bequeathed to the new Administration through the so-called "neocons" who are attempting to insinuate themselves into jobs there. Kondracke, one of ideologically agile publicists of this group, supports Joshua Muravchik, one of his own, for the post (of all things) of assistant secretary of state for human rights! His qualifications? "Muravchik and others neocons supported the Republican alternative to human rights (italics mine)
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OPINION
November 25, 2006
Re "Force is the only answer," Current, Nov. 19 It is ironic that the same day Joshua Muravchik was advocating bombing Iran, Henry Kissinger was explaining that we had lost the war in Iraq and need the cooperation of Iran to allow our troops to exit without causing chaos and a wider war in the Middle East. It is hard to get people to cooperate while bombing their nation. Bombing Iran unites all Islam against the "Great Satan" and plants new seeds of hate and fear. Really want nuclear control?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1993
Since when does The Times go by labels instead of substance? Your Column Right ("Why Accept the Hubris of Tyrants?" June 15) is unrecognizable to me as a right-wing statement. It is, in fact, a passionate reaffirmation of basic liberalism, i.e., a dominant concern for conscience and social justice. Further, it is not just liberal, but progressive, in that it's a call to action, not merely analysis. I guess you were led astray by the author's place of business. I, too, almost turned the page when I saw American Enterprise Institute.
OPINION
September 19, 2006
Re "Weakening rights to save them," Opinion, Sept. 15 Joshua Muravchik states: "Nor has the abrogation of the rights of terrorism suspects given rise to charges that an innocent individual was being railroaded because of ulterior or capricious motives by any official." So, Guantanamo Bay is a vacation resort? Suspects have spent up to three years there without legal representation and without being informed of any charges against them. Sounds like railroading to me. Muravchik has no explanation as to how abrogating the rights of terrorists will assist us in this conveniently convoluted war on terror.
OPINION
September 19, 2006
Re "Weakening rights to save them," Opinion, Sept. 15 Joshua Muravchik states: "Nor has the abrogation of the rights of terrorism suspects given rise to charges that an innocent individual was being railroaded because of ulterior or capricious motives by any official." So, Guantanamo Bay is a vacation resort? Suspects have spent up to three years there without legal representation and without being informed of any charges against them. Sounds like railroading to me. Muravchik has no explanation as to how abrogating the rights of terrorists will assist us in this conveniently convoluted war on terror.
OPINION
June 2, 2004
Re "A Leader for Perilous Times," Commentary, May 30: My god, Harry Truman must be spinning in his grave. Joshua Muravchik compares President Bush to Truman. No one with half a brain believes that Bush knows beans about fighting a war against terrorists or anything else. Some sick people have foisted this boob upon an (at times) very gullible American electorate; I'm sure the agenda was to cut some backroom deals and hope nothing serious happened. Then came 9/11. Muravchik must be a very low-level scholar to not have better insight than that presented in his pitch for Bush's reelection.
OPINION
November 25, 2006
Re "Force is the only answer," Current, Nov. 19 It is ironic that the same day Joshua Muravchik was advocating bombing Iran, Henry Kissinger was explaining that we had lost the war in Iraq and need the cooperation of Iran to allow our troops to exit without causing chaos and a wider war in the Middle East. It is hard to get people to cooperate while bombing their nation. Bombing Iran unites all Islam against the "Great Satan" and plants new seeds of hate and fear. Really want nuclear control?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1993 | JOSHUA MURAVCHIK, Joshua Muravchik is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. and
Before its opening gavel sounded, the U.N.'s World Conference on Human Rights, which convened Monday in Vienna, had occasioned the most audacious coalition of dictators of the left and right since the Stalin-Hitler pact. The alliance's first goal is to block any strengthening of international mechanisms for upholding human rights, especially those that would make human rights an issue in the deliberations of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank or other such lending institutions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1991 | JOSHUA MURAVCHIK, Joshua Muravchik is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and author of "Exporting Democracy: Fulfilling America's Destiny" (AEI Press)
With America in a recession, appeals for help from the Soviet Union and other states emerging from communism are being greeted with a growing chorus of objections. "Don't send large sums overseas while we have unmet needs at home," goes the refrain. With the economy sour, an election year approaching and foreign aid always unpopular, this may make good politics. But it's a false argument, because the sums in question could make, at best, a small dent in our domestic problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1992 | MORTON M. KONDRACKE, Morton M. Kondracke reports for the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call, for which this article was written.
The Cold War is over, even within the Democratic Party, but one of its last bloody skirmishes is being fought over the job of assistant secretary of state for human rights in the Clinton Administration. The conflict will force Bill Clinton to choose whether and how to reward neoconservative Reagan Democrats who supported his campaign.
OPINION
June 2, 2004
Re "A Leader for Perilous Times," Commentary, May 30: My god, Harry Truman must be spinning in his grave. Joshua Muravchik compares President Bush to Truman. No one with half a brain believes that Bush knows beans about fighting a war against terrorists or anything else. Some sick people have foisted this boob upon an (at times) very gullible American electorate; I'm sure the agenda was to cut some backroom deals and hope nothing serious happened. Then came 9/11. Muravchik must be a very low-level scholar to not have better insight than that presented in his pitch for Bush's reelection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1993
Since when does The Times go by labels instead of substance? Your Column Right ("Why Accept the Hubris of Tyrants?" June 15) is unrecognizable to me as a right-wing statement. It is, in fact, a passionate reaffirmation of basic liberalism, i.e., a dominant concern for conscience and social justice. Further, it is not just liberal, but progressive, in that it's a call to action, not merely analysis. I guess you were led astray by the author's place of business. I, too, almost turned the page when I saw American Enterprise Institute.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1993 | JOSHUA MURAVCHIK, Joshua Muravchik is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. and
Before its opening gavel sounded, the U.N.'s World Conference on Human Rights, which convened Monday in Vienna, had occasioned the most audacious coalition of dictators of the left and right since the Stalin-Hitler pact. The alliance's first goal is to block any strengthening of international mechanisms for upholding human rights, especially those that would make human rights an issue in the deliberations of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank or other such lending institutions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1992
"Newspeak," the language of George Orwell's nightmare novel "1984," has apparently been bequeathed to the new Administration through the so-called "neocons" who are attempting to insinuate themselves into jobs there. Kondracke, one of ideologically agile publicists of this group, supports Joshua Muravchik, one of his own, for the post (of all things) of assistant secretary of state for human rights! His qualifications? "Muravchik and others neocons supported the Republican alternative to human rights (italics mine)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1992 | MORTON M. KONDRACKE, Morton M. Kondracke reports for the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call, for which this article was written.
The Cold War is over, even within the Democratic Party, but one of its last bloody skirmishes is being fought over the job of assistant secretary of state for human rights in the Clinton Administration. The conflict will force Bill Clinton to choose whether and how to reward neoconservative Reagan Democrats who supported his campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1991 | JOSHUA MURAVCHIK, Joshua Muravchik is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and author of "Exporting Democracy: Fulfilling America's Destiny" (AEI Press)
With America in a recession, appeals for help from the Soviet Union and other states emerging from communism are being greeted with a growing chorus of objections. "Don't send large sums overseas while we have unmet needs at home," goes the refrain. With the economy sour, an election year approaching and foreign aid always unpopular, this may make good politics. But it's a false argument, because the sums in question could make, at best, a small dent in our domestic problems.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 1991
" . . . Whatever remains of that painful (Vietnam) legacy is being buried today in the sands of the Arabian Peninsula," wrote Joshua Muravchik ("Decline Should Be So Sweet," Column Right, Commentary, March 1). Not quite so. Physical pain is forgotten as soon as it is relieved, but moral pain is long-lasting: It's a matter of consciousness. HOANG VAN DUC, Los Angeles
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