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Koran Burning and Destructive Double Standards

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

The riots and violence in Afghanistan over some accidentally burned Korans are following a script that by now is all too drearily familiar. Read more →

Taking Out Dictators

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

In the past 40 years, the United States has intervened to go after autocrats in Afghanistan, Grenada, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Panama, Somalia, and Serbia. We have attacked by air, by land, and by a combination of both. Read more →

Culture Matters

by Bruce S. Thornton

City Journal

Review of Why the West is Best: A Muslim Apostate’s Defense of Liberal Democracy, by Ibn Warraq, (Encounter, 2011, 286 pp.) Read more →

Despicable Israel Libels on Display in California Universities

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

The moral and intellectual corruption of American universities has recently manifested itself in the California State University system, the largest in the country. Read more →

Time for a Foreign Policy Paradigm Shift

by Bruce S. Thornton

FrontPage Magazine

The greatest danger in foreign policy is a reliance on worn out paradigms and unexamined assumptions. This received wisdom acts as a mental filter that ignores new developments and lets through only that information which fits the preordained narrative. Read more →

A Teachable Moment on American-European Faultlines

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

The full story is not out on Dominique Strauss-Kahn and he is innocent of forcible sexual battery until proven guilty, but already the case has exposed an ancient abyss between European elite and American popular cultures — accentuated by the differences between New York’s rough-and-tumble media and legal worlds on the one hand and IMF technocracy and French privilege on the other. Read more →

Egypt’s Identity Crisis

by Raymond Ibrahim

PJ Media

With Egypt’s “July Revolution” of 1952, for the first time in millennia, Egyptians were able to boast that a native-born Egyptian, Gamal Abdel Nasser, would govern their nation: Ever since the overthrow of its last native pharaoh nearly 2,500 years ago, Egypt had been ruled by a host of foreign invaders — Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Turks, and Brits, to name a few. Read more →

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