Democracy

One Nation, Under God?

by Bruce Thornton Defining Ideas The role of religion in American social and political life is an ever-present element in our civic conversation. The recent controversy over the contraception mandate ignited a smoldering conflict over just this issue. Share This

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The Democracy Delusion and Obama’s Failed Mideast Policy

by Bruce Thornton Frontpage Magazine The New York Times headline on Secretary of State Clinton’s visit to Egypt said it all: “US Is in a Quandary.” That’s putting it mildly. Better words for this administration’s foreign policy are “confused,” “contradictory,” and “delusional.” Share This

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Egypt’s Presidential Elections: What’s at Stake

by Raymond Ibrahim FrontPage Magazine Egypt’s long awaited and much anticipated presidential elections — the first of their kind to take place in the nation’s 7,000 year history — are here. As we await the final results — and as the Western mainstream media fixate on images of purple-stained fingers — it is well to remember that there …

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Beware of the Mob

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Our Modern Lynch Mob Democracies are in general prone to fits of the mob. Just read the Thucydidean account of the debate of Mytilene. Share This

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Europe in the Rearview Mirror

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media The Dream and the Nightmare The European Union was always a paradox. Its existence was predicated entirely on the notion of German guilt, translating into massive cash transfers east and south. Share This

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The Libyan Non-Model

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online It is a good thing that Moammar Qaddafi is gone, even if by barbaric means. So what did we learn from the 2011 misadventure, given that some are advocating much the same sort of action against Syria and Iran? Answer: Not much. Share This

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Harvard Promotes the Palestinians’ Slow-Motion ‘Final Solution’

by Bruce S. Thornton FrontPage Media There is no idea so hateful or useless that some university somewhere won’t hold a conference on it. The latest example of this unfortunate truism is the recently announced “Israel/Palestine and the One-State Conference” scheduled for early March at the Harvard Kennedy School. Share This

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When Elections Fail, Jihad

by Raymond Ibrahim Jihad Watch The Obama administration supports “democracy” and “self determination” in the Middle East — two euphemisms that, in the real world, refer to “mob-rule” and “Islamic radicalization,” respectively. Share This

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A Novel VDH

Reliving the fall of Sparta: An interview. by Katheryn Jean Lopez National Review Online Victor Davis Hanson, known as VDH to his fans, has a new book out. This time, it’s a novel, The End of Sparta. He talked with National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez about the Greeks and the novel. Share This

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