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Sundown: Mahmmy Being Mahmmy

Plus ‘Islamic liberalism,’ Perry fisked, and more

Marc Tracy
September 22, 2011
President Ahmadinejad today.(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
President Ahmadinejad today.(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

• President Ahmadinejad addressed the U.N. General Assembly. Delegations from the U.S. and elsewhere walked out. He said “arrogant powers” regulate discussion of the Holocaust. Responded the Obama administration: “Mr. Ahmadinejad had a chance to address his own people’s aspirations for freedom and dignity, but instead he again turned to abhorrent anti-Semitic slurs and despicable conspiracy theories.” [Haaretz]

• Nick Kristof scores a long interview with the Iranian president. [NYT On the Ground]

• Is “Islamic liberalism” being birthed in the chaos of post-Mubarak Egypt? [NYT]

• Why, no matter what, Palestinians are probably not going to be initiating international prosecutions against Israel any time soon. [Slate]

• What Gov. Perry gets wrong. (A lot.) [Abu Muqawama via Attackerman]

• Manohla Dargis grapples with Lars von Trier. [NYT]

Happy birthday, Bilbo!

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.

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