A Few Choice Passages From ‘Unbroken’

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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption is Laura Hillenbrand’s 2010 book about the trials and tribulations of Louie Zamperini, an Olympic-caliber runner who was captured by the Japanese in 1943 and spent the rest of the war suffering unimaginably in Japanese POW camps. What follows are a few passages from Unbroken that came to …

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Review

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At a certain point in X-Men: Apocalypse, the titular villain hijacks the brain of renowned telepath Professor X (James McAvoy) and uses it to control every nuclear missile operator on the planet. En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac) wants to destroy the world—or, rather, to cleanse it of the meddlesome humans who have dirtied and defiled it—and, to that end, has the military men fire their nukes into the sky.

Do’s and Dont’s for Peter Thiel

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There has been much outrage from liberals in the media about the fact that a libertarian billionaire bankrolled Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker. (Flashback: good triumphs over evil.) Many have suggested that this is the death of free speech and an independent press, because anyone who annoys Thiel will face punitive and frivolous lawsuits from now …

Peter Thiel: The Hero We Need Right Now

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About eight-and-a-half years ago, the folks at Gawker made a big to-do about outing a libertarian tech billionaire named Peter Thiel. According to Nick Denton, the founder of Gawker, Thiel “was so paranoid that, when I was looking into the story, a year ago, I got a series of messages relaying the destruction that would rain down on me, and various innocent civilians caught in the crossfire, if a story ever ran.”

Yesterday we learned the form of the destructor that Thiel chose: Hulk Hogan.

Bryce Harper Is Nuts: Baseball’s Already Really Fun

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Bryce Harper, the wunderkind Nats hitter who no longer gets to swing his bat, thinks baseball isn’t fun. He thinks there should be more self expression and that hitters should be allowed to whoop it up when they crush a pitch. Here’s Harper: “Baseball’s tired,” Harper says in the lengthy piece, which was posted online on Thursday and will be on newsstands …

Trump vs. Amazon and Jeff Bezos

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I’ve mentioned before how troubling I find Donald Trump’s use of the term “the Tiananmen Square riots,” how I think it’s indicative of an authoritarian mindset—or, at least, an authoritarian-curious mindset. Needless to say, then, I also found it disturbing that the presumptive Republican nominee would hint that he might use the power of the federal government to investigate and destroy businesses that displease him.

Here’s Trump, talking to Sean Hannity last night: