From the Free Thinking Film Society:
December 6, 2012, 7 PM
David Solway’s launch of his new Freedom Press book “The Boxthorn Tree”
Ottawa Public Library
Main Branch – Metcalfe & Laurier
“David Solway’s high-octane writing snaps, crackles, and pops with savage but disciplined indignation.”
Barbara Kay, National Post columnist
National officials, press barons, journalists, Internetians, “Human Rights” agencies, public intellectuals and a growing segment of the vox populi are tapping increasingly into the poisoned aquifer of anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist feeling. Yet what is perhaps even more disconcerting is the comparable attitude of many in the Jewish community today, mainly of the Left, who have made common cause with their enemies, defamers and traducers. There is not much question that what we are observing is a pathology of the first magnitude, what the Talmudic sages called sin’at akhim, or brotherly hatred, an element of Jewish life sufficiently pronounced to merit a name of its own. This book redresses the cowardly rise of Jewish self-hatred.
About the Author
David Solway’s work has appeared in journals and magazines such as The Atlantic Monthly; The Sewanee Review; PN Review (U.K.); Descant; Partisan Review; liberté; International Journal of Applied Semiotics; Policy Options: Institute on Research in Public Policy; and Journal of Modern Greek Studies. He is currently a regular contributor to FrontPage Magazine, Pajamas Media and Academic Questions in the U.S.
“In The Boxthorne Tree, David Solway has assembled a veritable fusillade of inquiring, incisive, and supremely intelligent observations about the current state of play in the Middle East. He offers a salubrious alternative to the usual anti-Israeli static emanating from the mainstream media and its enablers in academia in prose that is as scintillating as it is well informed. This will be essential reading for anyone interested in what is actually happening in that perennially troubled hot spot.“
Roger Kimball, author, Tenured Radicals, editor & publisher, The New Criterion
“David Solway’s incisive, erudite essays on Israel, the Jews, and the difficult world they have to confront make for arresting, indispensable reading. For me each Solway essay in this subject area is an event requiring, and rewarding, one’s full attention.”
P. David Hornik, columnist, FrontPage Magazine
“David Solway’s high-octane writing snaps, crackles, and pops with savage but disciplined indignation. An omnivorous researcher, rooting out polemical truffles from ancient religious texts, eminent historians, presidential speeches, imams’ sermons, academic treatises, today’s newspapers, and yesterday’s blog posts with unflagging curiosity and a knack for artful synthesis, Solway’s intellectual and rhetorical command of today’s most pressing issues have no equal.”
Barbara Kay, National Post columnist
“An accomplished poet, whose elegant prose reflects that exacting craft, David Solway is the most sublime, vanishingly rare of non-fiction writers-a conscientious, inquisitive Truth-teller. With his gimlet eye, which eschews all cultural relativist pandering, Solway boldly disentangles the predicament of Israel, and Jews in general, from the web of falsehoods woven by jihadists of all ilks, abetted by their distressingly uninformed infidel allies on the Left-including, sadly, Jewish Leftists.”
Andrew Bostom, author, Sharia versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism
“Reading David Solway is as great a pleasure as listening to Oscar Petersen jamming up on his piano. Author, essayist, poet, polemicist, raconteur, Solway without failing strikes just about always the right note, pulls the right chord, and delivers the knock-out punch exquisitely. Solway is peerless at his best, and his best is the norm with him as he tears down false messiahs selling cheap goods dolled up as the latest cure for whatever ails man in his endless search for some illusive utopia.”
Salim Mansur, author, Delectable Lie: A Liberal Repudiation of Multiculturalism
Please join me for this important book launch.
Bruce Bawer has written a great review of the festival! Click here to read his review on FrontPageMagazine.
The 4th Annual Free Thinking Film Festival will take place between October 31st and November 3rd, 2013 in Ottawa at the Library & Archives Canada.
In the meantime, stay tuned for more details our films/events in 2013.
Here is a video which explains – really well – why some taxes are more destructive than others.
For example, a 50% tax on capital gains means an effective tax rate of over 95%…
Many of my Christian friends seem completely blind to the very real-life persecution many atheists in our society face from, yes, Christians…
It’s as if a sectarian ‘see-no-intolerance-committed-by-my-co-religionists’ exists within every single religion – which is yet another reason why this world will never get better until all organized religions (with their dogmatization of faith and dividing the world into ‘us vs. them’ along sectarian lines) are a thing of the past!
‘In Kentucky, a homeland security law requires the state’s citizens to acknowledge the security provided by the Almighty God–or risk 12 months in prison.
The law and its sponsor, state representative Tom Riner, have been the subject of controversy since the law first surfaced in 2006, yet the Kentucky state Supreme Court has refused to review its constitutionality, despite clearly violating the First Amendment’s separation of church and state.
…“The church-state divide is not a line I see,” Riner told The New York Times shortly after the law was first challenged in court. “What I do see is an attempt to separate America from its history of perceiving itself as a nation under God.”’
...liberal fascists do not care if it harms children or not – removing them from a home because the adults in the home support a perfectly legal political party which represents the UK in the European Parliament, but just isn’t liberal fascist enough…
This reminds me of the case a while back when a pregnant woman had to leave the UK because the ‘officials’ had deemed her to be an unfit mother because of her past political affiliation with the English Defense League and were going to take her baby away as soon as it was born. Too bad thay don’t show this kind of concern for children born into the families of UK Muslim fascists, who routinely mutilate their children in the name of religion…