Everyone’s favorite small-c communist
imparts his timeless wisdom:
“Today our American friends are suffering from an illness worse than AIDS. And I would say this is the victor’s complex,” Gorbachev was quoted as saying in an interview with the Netzzeitung.
Unable to extricate itself from its Cold War mentality, the United States was playing a dwindling role in world politics, while Russia, China, Brazil, Europe, India and Japan were becoming stronger, Gorbachev said.Funny how the US managed to both become a global hegemon unique in world history and play a dwindling role in world affairs. Of course Russia, in absolute terms, has become stronger over the past fifteen years; as a great power Russia had nowhere to go but up. One would hope, too, for their sake, that the Chinese leadership would be able to strengthen party and country relative to their position in the wake of Tianenmen. Strengthening India and Japan are deliberate policies of hegemonic America; Europe as we know it could hardly have become stronger without the full-flank advancement of the West past the fallen iron curtain of failed Soviet hegemony; and, well, the might and authority of Brazil on the world stage speaks for itself. Sorry, Gorby. Stick to your day job.
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?