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Israel, Cohen claims, is motivated not by an aversion to being obliterated but merely by a cynical desire “to lock in American support and avoid any disadvantageous change in the Middle Eastern balance of power.”
America should say no, Cohen asserts, because “Israeli hegemony is proving a kind of slavery.” That statement seemed especially ugly, and a Google search showed why. In 1939, Der Stürmer published an editorial by Julius Streicher titled “The Way to Slavery,” which declared that “what one calls democracy today is concealed Jewish domination.”
Of course the Times is not the Stürmer, and Cohen is no Streicher. The latter was actively promoting evil; the former, one must assume, is fatuously trying to explain it away. But Cohen’s faint echo of the rhetoric that led to the Holocaust suggests that more respect for postwar taboos would be good for the Times’s moral hygiene.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online