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Foreign Policy profiles the neoconservative sextet—Daniel Pipes, John Bolton, Norman Podhoretz, Joshua Muravchik, Thomas McInerney, and Max Boot—who have taken to the airwaves in a well coordinated push to start raining bombs down on Tehran. Meanwhile on Revolution Day in Tehran, Ahmadinejad touts his success in producing enriched uranium, while opposition groups dominate some of the public appearances, demonstrating again just how vulnerable Ahmadinejad is. One wonders: where would Ahmadinejad be without his neocon adversaries? It’s a perfect case of political symbiosis.
More from Scott Horton:
Conversation — August 5, 2016, 12:08 pm
Sidney Blumenthal on the origins of the Republican Party, the fallout from Clinton’s emails, and his new biography of Abraham Lincoln
Conversation — March 30, 2016, 3:44 pm
Joseph Hickman discusses his new book, The Burn Pits, which tells the story of thousands of U.S. soldiers who, after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, have developed rare cancers and respiratory diseases.
Chances that a Soviet woman’s first pregnancy will end in abortion:
Peaceful fungus-farming ants are sometimes protected against nomadic raider ants by sedentary invader ants.
In San Antonio, a 150-pound pet tortoise knocked over a lamp, igniting a mattress fire that spread to a neighbor’s home.
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"It is an interesting and somewhat macabre parlor game to play at a large gathering of one’s acquaintances: to speculate who in a showdown would go Nazi. By now, I think I know. I have gone through the experience many times—in Germany, in Austria, and in France. I have come to know the types: the born Nazis, the Nazis whom democracy itself has created, the certain-to-be fellow-travelers. And I also know those who never, under any conceivable circumstances, would become Nazis."