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 [...]
My worthy colleague George Handlery recently wrote a piece on how the enemies of freedom are using our constitutional protections and similar freedoms in other nations as a leverage to take over those governments and societies. Mr. Haldlery’s analysis is correct, raising the question of when one may restrict freedoms in the name of preserving [...]
It is not wisdom but authority that makes law.
During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man.
Sly totalitarian challengers exploit our liberties that they abhor.
It is a natural inclination to endeavor to assess threats, whether immediate or only discernible to those with a vision. Such calculations are made in terms of the foe’s inclinations, and physical means. These estimates like to [...]
It is better to be feared than to be loved.
I’m not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (1469-1527) was an Italian Renaissance writer, humanist, diplomat, philosopher, historian, and politician, centered in Florence. [...]
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 [...]
Natural law is nothing else but a participation of the eternal law in a rational creature.
. . . [T]he Law of Nature and of Nature’s God.
~ Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence (1776)
Aquinas, Saint Thomas(ca. 1225 – [...]
Hitler’s Imam—the Grand Mufti reviews Bosnian Muslim SS Division (c. May 1943)
The Führer confirmed that the “struggle against a Jewish homeland in Palestine would be part of the struggle against the Jews.”
~Grand Mufti, German Newsreel, Nov. 28, 1941
This essay will conclusively chronical the historical [...]
Hitler meeting with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem (Dec. 1941)
“Allah is our objective; the Qur’an is the Constitution; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; death for the sake of Allah is our wish.”
~Muslim Brotherhood official slogan
Prologue to Muslim [...]
THE WORLD IS IN TURMOIL … CHRISTIANS ARE BEING CAPTURED & SLAUGHTERED EVERYWHERE … ISSIS CONTINUES ITS MARCH TO WASHINGTON D.C … AND THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO BE AOL, IN LEADING THE NATION
–FINALLY A REASONED VOICE FROM AMERICA’S USUALLY APATHETIC POLITICAL CLASS:
SO WHAT DOES GOVERNOR HUCKABEE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT [...]
I can well remember back in fourth grade when I was introduced to the music of Tom Lehrer, the mathematician and musical satirist whose album This Was the Year That Was became very popular about that time. Among the songs it contained was one entitled Send the Marines, which incorrectly suggested that sending the Marines [...]
HERE’S TWO READING ‘GOLDEN OLDIES” WORTH PURCHASING FOR YOURSELF, LEFTIST FRIENDS, AND (PARTICULARLY) FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS:
“Nixon in Winter: His Final Revelations about Diplomacy, Watergate, and Life out of the Arena by Monica Crowley” …
[And a reminder, that to open any of the following blue Web links, please cut-and-paste the relevant one into your [...]
Now I shall endeavor to make that which is divine in me rise up to that which is divine in the universe.
~Plotinus (last words)
I become a Christian on this date 38 years ago, August 8, 1976.
Plotinus (c. [...]
With the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza I decided to re-publish this Open Letter which I wrote during one of the previous Israel/Gaza conflicts. Nothing much changes, it seems. But hopefully this time Israel will deal with the terror-mongers once and for all.
But it seems that John Kerry has either bought into the [...]
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (c. AD [...]
I recently encountered a piece of commentary entitled Moral Equivalence, Moral Idiocy by Bruce Thornton; an excellent item explaining exactly what is going on in the “Arab-Israeli dispute.” It reminds me, in some ways of a piece written by Israeli commentator Ephraim Kishon that I read in 1968 or thereabouts, in the wake of the [...]
Lynne Cheney has written what may be the most authoritative and comprehensive book ever on the life of Founding Father and president James Madison. It [...]
In the beginning of this nation, due to British rule, the idea of the United States was a whisper and a dream. The Puritans desire for religious and economic freedom is proclaimed in our Declaration with the terms, “… that all men are created equal, that they [...]
Growing up during the 1960’s in the People’s Republic of Berzerkeley, I was, more often than desired, treated to statements criticizing “the establishment.” As I grew older I found opportunity to ask exactly what this “establishment” was, and found that the only answers I received were nebulous, blaming “the established order” or a bit more [...]
It is not histories I am writing, but lives; and in the most glorious deeds there is not always an indication of virtue or vice, indeed a small thing like a phrase or a jest often makes a greater revelation of a character than battles where thousands [...]
It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task.
Publius Vergilius Maro (October [...]
New terms: “Islamic Supremacist.” “Criminally negligent homicide.” This report centers on the massive foreign policy failures of the Obama Administration, and traces through recent history how they came about. The real story of Benghazi and Cairo comes out, and how they are linked. Also if any charge is to come out of the House [...]