This column likes to assert that the threat to our way of life does not reflect the muscles of its enemy. Materially, the challenger is too backward to upset the world order. This applies, whether the identified foes are Marxists, traditional ethnic imperialists (Russia), religious […]
As a long time non-interventionist veteran of the intra-conservative battle over foreign policy, I often find myself dealing with the default assumption by American interventionists that America just has to “do something” about whatever the foreign crisis of the day is. They are reminiscent of the harried work supervisor who exclaims to a slack employee, […]
Dear French personnes,
I’ve been deep in thought while drinking a Double Ristretto Venti Half-Soy Nonfat Organic Chocolate Brownie Iced Vanilla Double-Shot Gingerbread Frappuccino at Starbucks, and feel like I owe an apology to you people for ditching France last Sunday. I realize over 40 world […]
So ten years ago I am on a short excursion to Paris with my wife and we are in a small grocery store buying a few items. While we are checking out at the register, the cashier picks up the bananas I had laid on the counter, […]
It’s so often the case that the best thing a person can do to improve his reputation is die. John F. Kennedy is now a legendary president, but would he be estimated so highly if he’d been able to end his political career as a man and […]
I love to see Bill Maher on TV. Now that Leno is gone he is showing up on Kimmel’s great show. Maher still doesn’t take credit for keeping Algore out of the Whitehouse. Now he wants to start a war! A war Obama should have continued 6 […]
Linking arm-in-arm and marching for a cause is EXACTLY what a community organizer does. To protest for a just cause and show solidarity with a aggrieved population against the unjust acts of a violent and tyrannical group is something that an self-avowed activist like Barack Obama would […]
When name-calling descends to divisive intolerance over the right name to call terrorists who killed 12 innocent victims in France, it is time for a time out to focus on the real issue: Uniting the vast spectrum of opinions behind the principle that anyone who seeks to […]
Forgiveness not met by regret implies subjugation.
The practical use of history is its distorted exploitation. This abuse accompanies the following discourse about the present.
Perceived developments that disturb the world order and our holiday peace produce sundry responses. Some are echoes of a […]
Defamation is complete when its pretensions can be used as its proof.
Some countries, parties, and leaders are anathema to our opinion makers. Not everyone nominated as a “Berserk Monster” is innocent; some of the pilloried are. America should know about “war by blame” […]
All those that mistakenly entertain the notion that they have not been raped by Bill Cosby, please step forward.
Obama’s dictat to grant amnesty to illegals has its pros and cons. Going beyond these, a question arises: What will happen when the next […]
Listening to the chatter emanating from the halls of the European Community offices in Brussels this week was, to say the least, disturbing. The seemingly endless requests for recognition of a “Palestinian state,” to one well acquainted with the region, showed the utmost in foolishness, […]
Recently there have been a number of books published on America’s role in world events and what the world would be like absent such participation. Mark Steyn published After America in 2011. Earlier this year Dinesh D’Souza gave us America: Imagine a World Without […]
“God is on the side of the larger battalions” is credited to Napoleon. Well, he knew about winning and losing wars. His only problem: the final sequence of these occurrences. His stature makes it risky to argue with him. Nevertheless, reservations emerge. Not because his […]
Frans Jager presents the views of a first generation immigrant on American Exceptionalism.
We are constantly being reminded, “America is a nation of immigrants.” This is true, in a much as everyone who lives here today, except for the descendants of […]
The fictitious diary of a well-meaning chap.
Humor bridges the gap between reality and tragedy. In doing so, it demonstrates our ability to be amused, no matter what. This pseudo-journal is translated from the Hungarian. Some inferences had to be sacrificed because of the uniqueness […]
Or did they? Why would Scotland or any other land mass want to separate from the mother ship. Mainly because they are unhappy. So who is unhappy? Probably less than the majority. Did you know that only a third wanted to separate from the king during the […]
International conflict prevention begins internally.
Even aloof Americans and Western Europeans are affected by “foreign affairs”. The general lack of concern is caused and supported by the impression that all troubles happen “abroad”. It is the good fortune of the American continent, and largely of Europe’s […]
It is a good thing the Scots voted against independence from England. The movement was not about freedom, but about increasing socialism. Both the UK Socialist and Green Parties, along with other left-wing parties, supported the referendum; the Conservative Party (Tories) and right wing UKIP opposed it. […]
Man is a territorial animal. A consequence is mass murder that proves that pacifism, meant as an antidote for aggression, facilitates bloodshed. If land is involved, leaders and peoples tend to lose their rationality and their moral compass of decency.
Most conflicts are about claims […]
Scotland votes on independence from the United Kingdom tomorrow. I’ll be rooting very hard for a yes vote.
The primary reason I strongly support Scottish independence is because it will serve as a beautiful illustration of how civilized unions respond when a geographic territory votes to secede. During all the debate leading up to the […]