Eugene Girin

Eugene Girin is a New York-based attorney and commentator.

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  • September 29, 2014

    NYC: A Second Amendment-Free Zone, Part I

    The Big Burrito (formerly known as the Big Bagel) is infamous for its harsh restrictions on legal firearm ownership.

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  • September 18, 2014

    Brown Revolution in Ukraine: Klitschko in Berlin

    Vitali Klitschko, former heavyweight boxing champion and one of the Brown Revolution's Terrible Trio (the other two being Arseny "Yats" Yatsenyuk and neo-Nazi former urologist Oleg Tyahnybok) became mayor of Kiev in June in a quiet, almost unnoticed election, that was overshadowed by bloodshed in Novorossiya.

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  • September 11, 2014

    Back to School, Back to Hell

    I began my grade school education in the last months of the USSR's existence in September 1991 and finished it towards the end of Dubya's first term. It spanned two countries, one state, and two counties.

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  • September 5, 2014

    Confronting Hostage Takers: A Record of Cowardice

    The beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIS led to outraged declarations by this country's leaders.

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  • September 2, 2014

    How to Deal With Hostage Takers: Soviet Lessons

    The recent videotaped beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff by the bloodthirsty savages of ISIS bring to mind a story which took place in Lebanon almost 30 years ago.

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  • August 29, 2014

    A Europe of Mohammeds

    According to Norway's The Local English-language news website, Mohammed became the most common male name in Oslo, surpassing Jan and Per, which are in the second and third spots respectively.

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  • August 27, 2014

    A Voice from Internal Exile on the Evil Party, the Stupid Party, and the Futility of Elections

    Rabbi Schiller is a staunchly paleoconservative Hassidic rabbi living in internal exile in the manner of Soviet dissidents in upstate New York and teaches at a prestigious private high school in Manhattan.

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  • August 22, 2014

    The Madmen of Benghazi

    French author and unabashed rightwinger Gerard De Villiers who passed away last fall at the age of 84 was hardly a household name in this country.

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  • August 19, 2014

    Assyrian Genocide: Ongoing and Forgotten

    The recent massacres and expulsions of Iraqi Christians are only the latest chapter in the genocide of the ancient and exclusively Christian Assyrians, a continuation of the bloody campaign that took place in the Ottoman Empire, Persia, and Iraq throughout the 20th Century.

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  • August 15, 2014

    Fear and Loathing in Ferguson

    The recent riots in majority-black Ferguson, Missouri have seized the attention of the world. Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown, universally described by the media as an "unarmed Black teenager" was shot and killed by a police officer.

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  • August 12, 2014

    Summer Reading, Part III

    The last three summers (2011-2013), I indulged in a genre of books, which my Catholic friends found to be curious.

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  • August 8, 2014

    In Nomine Lenin

    This week brought the unpleasant, but not surprising news that Pope Francis reinstated as priest one Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann who served as foreign minister for the Nicaraguan communists (the Sandinistas) from 1979 to 1990, later becoming president of the UN General Assembly.

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  • August 5, 2014

    Summer Reading, Part II

    After coming back from magnificent (unless you're talking about the food), yet woefully underrated Prague in late August of 2008, I immediately read Jaroslav Hasek's The Good Soldier Ċ vejk, a satirical novel based on the misadventures of a Falstaffian Czech soldier during World War I.

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  • August 1, 2014

    Summer Reading, Part I

    Some people can trace the stages of their life by the liquor they drink or the clothing style they adopt. Being very ecumenical when it comes to liquor, I prefer to trace the events of my life by the books I read. Turns out, almost every summer and every life event was symbolized by a distinct genre of books.

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  • July 29, 2014

    The Zoophiles of Gaza

    A video, reportedly shot by an Israeli drone over the war-torn Gaza Strip has been circulating on various social networks. The footage shows several Hamas fighters, decked out in kuffiya headscarves, having sexual intercourse with a goat or a sheep.

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  • July 24, 2014

    "French" youths strike again

    Living in Forest Hills, a predominantly Jewish part of Queens (Simon and Garfunkel, the Ramones, and Jerry Seinfeld all grew up here), I have a fairly good sense of the both liberal American and rightwing Soviet Jewish opinion.

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  • July 22, 2014


    Finally home, albeit without luggage, which is stuck either in Rome, Milan, or somewhere in between.

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  • July 17, 2014


    We arrived to Florence on early Monday afternoon and stayed till about 12 pm today. The city of Dante was an unforgettable experience, the crowds of Chinese tourists notwithstanding.

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  • July 15, 2014


    On Sunday, we went to Bergamo - north Italy's hidden jewel and one of the prettiest places I have ever been to.

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  • July 14, 2014


    Saturday, we went on a day trip to Venice (I could hear Andrei Navrozov chuckling all the way from Sicily).

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