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Pim Fortuyn over het partijkartel

Al in De verweesde samenleving (1995), maar zeker ook in De puinhopen van acht jaar Paars (2002) identificeerde Pim Fortuyn wat tegenwoordig als het partijkartel wordt bestempeld. Het partijkartel is, grofweg gezegd: het elitaire clubje partijleden dat de macht en baantjes onderling verdeelt en andersdenkenden actief buitensluit van zowel deelname aan hun clubje als ook aan het maatschappelijk debat. Uiteraard legt Fortuyn het beter uit. Lees daarom hieronder verder.

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The goals of communism and the violent road thereto, written in The Communist Manifesto

Everyone who’s ever had a history lesson, is familiar with The Black Book of Communism, or knows how to access Wikipedia, knows that communism has caused milions of deaths, tens of millions of deaths even. Estimates range from 42 million up to 160 million deaths.

Marx and Engels made no secret of their ends, nor of their proposed methods to attain them.

In the beginning of the Manifesto, they state:

“It is high time that Communists should openly, in the face of the whole world, publish their views, their aims, their tendencies, and meet this nursery tale of the Spectre of Communism with a Manifesto of the party itself.”

And so they did.

Below follows a list of excerpts of The Communist Manifesto containing explicit statements about the goals set by communism and calls to or propagation of the violent methods they assessed needed to be used.

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James Bond’s personal tastes and preferences in Moonraker (the novel)

A novel’s protagonist only becomes a truly unique character (‘character’ meaning something like ‘the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual’) when he or she has (like we all do) small, peculiar personal details or quirks.

What follows is a list of excerpts featuring James Bond’s personal tastes and preferences as written down in Moonraker, Ian Fleming’s third James Bond-novel.

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Prominente Nederlandse arabisten / islamologen / islamkenners en hun werk: bio’s, boeken en leuke linkjes

Hieronder treft u zowel arabisten (kenners van de Arabische wereld, cultuur en taal) als islamologen (kenners van de islam, de islamitische wetten, de islamitische wereld / cultuur / geschiedenis / filosofie).

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James Bond’s personal tastes and preferences in Live and Let Die (the novel)

A novel’s protagonist only becomes a truly unique character (‘character’ meaning something like ‘the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual’) when he has (like we all do) small, peculiar personal details or quirks

What follows is a list of excerpts featuring James Bond’s personal tastes and preferences as written down in Live and Let Die, Ian Fleming’s second James Bond-novel.

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Christopher Hitchens’ Prepared for the worst | Table of content

Because the 2014 edition of Christopher Hitchens’ Prepared for the worst by Atlantic Books doesn’t feature a table of content I made my own. See html-version below, or download the printable PDF version here.

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George Orwell’s essays in Penguin’s Great Ideas Series

For people who are on the verge of buying a collection of essays written by George Orwell, but who want to make sure they don’t end up buying lots of essays they already have in another collection, but can’t look that up because those essay collections are at home.

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De mooiste zinnen uit de briefwisseling tussen Herman Koch en Wanda Reisel: “Of heb ik het verzonnen”

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Highlights of Jordan Peterson & Bret Weinstein in The Joe Rogan Experience #1006

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Richard Dawkins on the Reliability of Wikipedia, or: Why Wiki is Trustworthy

Some people are condescending toward people who use or quote Wikipedia. That this is at least uncalled for (and maybe even blatantly wrong, on which you’ll read some more later on), is clearly demonstrated by the samples that Richard Dawkins took. Read here what he said on the topic of the trustworthiness of Wikipedia.

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