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Tag: Burkini

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The Real French Woman

A bomb exploded at the Molitor swimming pool in Paris on July 5, 1946, revolutionizing the status of French women and sending shockwaves through the rest of the world. The culprit behind this figurative blast was none other than the bikini. Its designer Louis Réard, an automobile engineer by trade, had risen to a challenge doing the rounds in the...[Subscriber]

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The Useful Idiots

Lenin supposedly coined the term "useful idiots” to describe the opponents of communism who inadvertently helped the communist cause, such as the intellectual “fellow travelers” in Europe and the capitalist businesspeople who sold wheat to the starving U.S.S.R. I believe this Leninist expression, when applied to the current context, can shed light on certain western reactions to the recent jihadist...[Subscriber]