Category Archives: September 2007

Europe Whimpers

The showy compromise of free speech in Belgium

by Bruce S. Thornton

Private Papers

As the headquarters for the European Union, Brussels is the capital of the EUtopia that Europeans and blue-state Americans keep touting as the social-political order superior to that of the United States. Read more →

Doomsday Debunked

The Middle East is not falling down.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Something quite strange is happening: Despite all the bad news about the Middle East from the European and American media, things actually seem to be improving. Read more →

Peace to Whoever Follows Guidance

More al Qaeda double talk

by Raymond Ibrahim

National Review Online

As with every message directed to the West, Osama bin Laden’s most recent address begins and ends with his hallmark sentence: “Peace to whoever follows guidance.” Read more →

Al Qaeda Dreams

What does Bin Laden want?

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

We’ve been arguing over al Qaeda’s aims since before 9/11. Some take Osama bin Laden’s specific complaints seriously. Read more →

Fighting at a Disadvantage

Bad cultural habits plague the West in the War on Terror

by Bruce S. Thornton

City Journal

Six years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, we continue to hunt for those whose blunders let them happen. Read more →

Looking for a Scapegoat

The world again turns to Jews.

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Who recently said: “These Jews started 19 Crusades. The 19th was World War I. Why? Only to build Israel.” Read more →

Why It’s So Hard to Win

by Victor Davis Hanson

The American (Sept-Oct 2007)

Is it five or ten or fifteen — years that are necessary to win wars of counterinsurgency such as Iraq? By now, Americans are well acquainted with such warnings that patience — along with political and economic reforms, not just arms — defeats guerrillas. Read more →

Jesus and Mohammad, Version 2.0

In academic revision, Christ is confused, the Prophet humanitarian.

by Raymond Ibrahim

National Review Online

Few things are more demonstrative of the sad state of affairs of modern academia than the increasingly fictionalized portrayals of the founders of the two largest religions in the world: Jesus and Mohammad. Read more →

Lessons in War

Reflections on 9/11, six years later.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

On that day, we watched tape of the doomed in suits diving head first from the burning floors, hoping to splatter on roofs rather than crush and kill incoming firefighters — as some tragically did. Read more →

The Eye of the Storm

Remembering the uncovered plots since 9/11

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Another anniversary of 9/11 is near. It’s been nearly six long years since a catastrophic attack on our shores, and we’ve understandably turned to infighting and second-guessing — about everything from Guantanamo to wiretaps. Read more →