Right now, it’s broken.
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What they got was a cut-rate John Brown.
On the basis of his own statements, Breivik seems to expect that his crime will call forth a spontaneous uprising by ethnic Europeans, resulting in bloody race war, a development he considers desirable.
Fortunately, I doubt very much that that will happen.
In Christian theology, the sin against the Holy Spirit — the unforgiveable sin — has traditionally (I believe rightly) been identified as a moral condition in which the person becomes unable to distinguish good from evil. A spiritual sociopathy.
Europe has fallen very low in its moral discernment, but it is still capable of recognizing evil when presented in a package that looks like Breivik.
Sadly, Norway’s somewhat juvenile justice system doesn’t permit the man to be punished in any way approaching what he deserves.
But he will not be a hero. His soul will not go marching on.
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?