Understanding Islam: Buddhist Common Sense vs. Western Nonsense

by Raymond Ibrahim // CBN News (Ibrahim: Islam Unveiled) A recent New York Times article titled “Extremism Rises Among Myanmar’s Buddhists” offers important lessons on common sense and nonsense.  Witten by one Thomas Fuller, it begins by telling of how Share This

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Western Cultural Suicide

We are blind to the contradictions in welcoming an immigrant but not making him one of us. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Multiculturalism — as opposed to the notion of a multiracial society united by a single culture — has become an abject contradiction in the modern Western world. Share This

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Hagel, Brennan, and the Obama View of the Middle East

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner The Meaning of Hagel and Brennan Chuck Hagel and John Brennan, given their long public service, will probably be confirmed. Their appointments will have a force-multiplying effect on our new foreign policy as it pertains to the Middle East. If one were to collate their speeches and more unfortunate …

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T-Ball War in the Middle East

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Classical explanations of conventional wars run something like this: An aggressor state seeks political advantage through military force. It has a hunch that the threatened target will likely either make concessions to avoid losing a war, or, if war breaks out, the resulting political gains will be worth …

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Are We Becoming Medieval?

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online A tourist mecca like Venice now boasts that it dreams of breaking away from an insolvent Italy. Similarly Barcelona, and perhaps the Basques and the Catalonians in general, claim they want no part of a bankrupt Spain. Scotland fantasizes about becoming separate from Great Britain. The Greek Right dreams …

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The Palestinian Playbook

by Bruce Thronton Frontpage Magazine The most depressing thing about the Obama administration’s foreign policy debacle unfolding in the Middle East is that for sixty years we’ve repeatedly experienced the same Islamist game plan for defeating us that is being employed today. There is no tactic currently being used by the Muslim Brothers and other …

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Before the Culture Fades

by Bruce S. Thornton City Journal A review of The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia by Roger Kimball (St. Augustine’s Press, 2012) Roger Kimball has long been one of America’s most learned commentators on intellectual history, contemporary politics, fine art, and architecture. Share This

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