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  • Why the Left Loathes Western Civilization

    04/28/2016 4:43:46 AM PDT · by detective · 52 replies
    FrontPage ^ | April 27, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    This month, Stanford University students voted on a campus resolution that would have their college require a course on Western civilization, as it did until the 1980s. Stanford students rejected the proposal 1,992 to 347. A columnist at the Stanford Daily explained why: Teaching Western civilization means "upholding white supremacy, capitalism and colonialism, and all other oppressive systems that flow from Western civilizations."
  • Some Cultures Are Better Than Others

    04/01/2016 8:42:11 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies ^ | Mar 31, 2016 | Paul Joseph Watson
    The west is the best. Video at link. (language warning)
  • How Not to Interpret Scripture

    03/21/2016 3:43:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 159 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 21, 2016 | MICHAEL HAYES
    There is a class that most college students will take at one point in their academic career. It is the course on Western Civilization—“Western Civ” for short. It is a feeble attempt to supplement the modern college curriculum (typically in two freshman-level courses) with what used to be the very backbone of a liberal education. The course revolves around classics of the Western Tradition: Plato’s Republic, Virgil’s Aeneid, Augustine’s Confessions, Descartes’ Meditations, and Locke’s Second Treatise on Government. But one text in particular, I think, has been subject to mistreatment and misuse—the Holy Bible.The problem is simple. One of...
  • Air - Johann Sebastian Bach (vanity)

    06/25/2015 12:12:09 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    The "Air" by Johann Sebastian Bach from the 3rd Suite for Orchestra (D major; BWV 1068)
  • Archbishop of Mosul: "I have lost my Diocese to Islam - You in the West...

    08/17/2014 12:19:31 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 87 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 8/17/14 | New Catholic
    Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future. I lost my diocese. The physical setting of my apostolate has been occupied by Islamic radicals who want us converted or dead. But my community is still alive. Please, try to understand us. Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number of Muslims. Also you are in danger. You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the...
  • Muslims Demand "Right of Return" to Spain

    02/22/2014 6:49:52 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | February 21, 2014 | Soeren Kern
    Muslims Demand "Right of Return" to Spain Muslim groups are demanding Spanish citizenship for potentially millions of descendants of Muslims who were expelled from Spain during the Middle Ages. The growing clamor for "historical justice" comes after the recent approval of a law that would grant Spanish citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain in 1492. Muslim supporters say they are entitled to the same rights and privileges as Jews because both groups were expelled from Spain under similar historical circumstances. But historians point out that the Jewish presence in Spain predates the arrival of Christianity in the...
  • DHS adviser: Tea party has 'Christianist xenophobia'

    10/17/2013 7:31:28 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 64 replies ^ | October 17, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    Department of Homeland Security adviser Mohamed Elibiary has warned the tea party movement against attempting to change the U.S. political landscape through “Christianist Xenophobia.” In Twitter messages, Elibiary further charged some “white identity/privilege types” have a problem with a “black president” and “brown Mexicans.” “If #TeaParty wants US revived then we must swing Blue seats Red & that is only achievable thru Libertarianism, not Christianist Xenophobia,” Elibiary tweeted.
  • Current Events: The End of Civilization As We Know It

    07/02/2012 8:59:01 AM PDT · by NCjim · 21 replies
    Objective Economics ^ | M. Northrup Buechner
    We may be seeing the beginning of the end of the model for civilized governance that has dominated Western civilization since WWII. That model has been provision by the state of all or most of the needs of its people combined with the popular election of the government. Or, in other words, the welfare state plus democracy. What we are seeing in Europe is that that model is inherently unsustainable. The concept of individual rights is the only standard for government action that puts an objective limit on what the government can do. The post-war leaders of Europe were completely...
  • The Conquest of the West

    10/31/2011 7:58:56 PM PDT · by rmlew · 27 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/18/2011 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    On Oct. 31, the U.N. Population Fund marks the arrival of the 7 billionth person on Earth and raises the population estimate for the planet at mid-century to 9.3 billion people.         There is a possibility, says the United Nations, that, by century's end, world population may reach 15 billion. What does this mean for Western civilization?         It may not matter, except to identify who inherits the estate. For while world population is exploding, Western peoples are dying. Not a single European nation, except Muslim Albania, has a birth rate that will enable it to replace its present population.         By mid-century,...
  • They

    08/11/2011 11:34:54 PM PDT · by Shalmaneser · 21 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | August 11 2011 | Takuyan Seiyo
    They ____________ They bring tens of millions of 7th-century Muslim immigrants to 21st-century Europe and then clamp down on Europe for resisting the unnatural graft. They bring tens of millions of subliterate irredentist Mexicans to American territory conquered from Mexicans and then call “racist” those who notice that the Mexicans are subliterate irredentists. They funnel 200 different peoples onto the same already-crowded patches of Europeans’ (or ex-Europeans’) land insisting that we are all the same and then invent multiculturalism and voting in 25 languages. They import grasping poverty from the Third World and then are perplexed when the poverty grabs...
  • The Heritage of Western Civilization

    07/31/2010 10:07:39 AM PDT · by TradicalRC · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Education Research Center ^ | April , 2010 | CARDINAL GEORGE PELL
    In 2002 a group of tourists from the United States visited the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing to hear a talk by a Chinese academic who prefers to remain anonymous. Speaking in the plural for unnamed fellow thinkers, he described their search for what accounted for the pre-eminence, the success of the West all over the world. Their studies ranged widely. Originally they thought the main reason was more powerful guns; then it was Western political systems, before considering the claims of the Western economic system. Finally, and I quote "in the past twenty years, we have realized...
  • Barbie Converts to Islam

    11/27/2009 3:57:15 PM PST · by Abakumov · 31 replies · 1,162+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 29, 2009 | Editorial
    Western culture has lost another battle in the clash of civilizations as Barbie dons the burqa. Burkha Barbie, by Italian designer Eliana Lorena, will be among the dolls auctioned by Sotheby's in a benefit for the nongovernment charity Save the Children. The message to little girls worldwide: Abandon all hope.
  • Consolations in a Dark Age

    06/05/2009 1:23:32 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 692+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 05, 2009 | James Lewis
    Don't look now, but the web is rescuing Western Civ. That being the college course that once was meant to teach kids about their inheritance -- about Socrates, the Bible, the Renaissance, Mozart, Shakespeare and all that. When the Boomer Left decided in its egomaniacal arrogance to abolish Western civilization it stopped teaching all those treasures of past and present in favor of All The Things We've Done Wrong -- anti-Western Civ, so to speak. So kids (like B. H. Obama) come out of college convinced they have to Save the Planet from the Evil Western Civ White Guys. The...
  • Christians unwelcome here: The Muslim world is becoming more intolerant

    05/16/2009 7:09:01 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 36 replies · 1,241+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 17, 2009 | Editorial
    As the West continues to reach out to the Muslim world with a message of tolerance, some Muslim communities are growing increasingly intolerant toward people of other faiths. A case in point is Iraq, where Christians are being chased out of their homeland.
  • Not buying the abaya: British airline enforces Saudi customs on employees

    05/13/2009 9:23:09 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 12 replies · 741+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2009 | Editorial
    Should stewardesses flying to Saudi Arabia be required to wear head-to-toe coverings and walk behind men? One airline thinks so.

    04/20/2008 10:47:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 143 replies · 470+ views
    Live Leak ^ | April 19, 2008 | Live Leak
    PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AGAINST ISLAM A Proposed Constitutional Amendment (Note the need for this Amendment at the end) Background and justification to Amendment 28 (self-defense/survival measure) Whereas; Religion is defined as an institution dedicated to improving social conscience and promoting individual and societal spiritual growth in a way that is harmless to others not participating in or practicing the same; Whereas; the United States of America was founded on the ideals of individual rights, including the individual right to practice one’s religion of choice, or no religion, and that there would be no compulsion of religion, nor state sanctioned religion,...
  • Death Be Not Proud: Europe’s not looking good

    02/21/2008 7:30:48 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 52 replies · 144+ views
    NRO ^ | February 21, 2008 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Europe is in a bad way. And as studly as he can be, Nicolas Sarkozy isn’t likely to save it from itself. So Bruce Thornton argues as he shines a bright light on suicidal tendencies across the pond. Thornton, a professor of classics and the humanities at the California State University at Fresno argues in his new book Decline and Fall: Europe’s Slow-Motion Suicide. Kathryn Jean Lopez: What was the first sign that Europe was suicidal? Bruce Thornton: If we take just the period after World War II, I’d say the collaboration and support of Communism and the Soviet Union...
  • The West's Long Tradition of Exalting Non-Western Cultures

    02/13/2008 3:06:18 PM PST · by Sherman Logan · 7 replies · 226+ views
    Pajamas's Media ^ | February 13, 2008 | Barry Rubin
    Sometimes to understand one’s own era you have to immerse yourself in another. I pick up my copy of Paul Edmonds’ Peacocks and Pagodas as an example. This — though you’ve probably never heard of it — seems the best-regarded book ever written on the people and society of Burma. You may know it as Myanmar. What could be more esoteric, and yet profoundly revealing, about much broader issues? My copy is a first edition from 1924 and in its long life and travels it once belonged to T.N. Jayavelu, Antiquarian Bookseller of Choolai, Madras, India. But now it resides...
  • Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Western Civ Has Got to Go

    11/23/2007 4:28:58 AM PST · by rhema · 28 replies · 223+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Nov. 23, 2007 | Greg Crosby
    The title of this week's column was a student protest chant started by Jesse Jackson at Stanford University in the 80's. The idea was to throw out the university's required courses on Western Culture because they were filled with "European and Western male bias" and replace them with courses that teach non-Western cultures and "works by women, minorities, and persons of color." Jackson was successful - today almost all colleges and universities stress A.C.B.W. (Any Culture But Western) courses and ignore the classic teachings of Western civilization's "white men." Looking back now, over two decades later, we can see the...
  • The Peace Racket: An Anti-Western Movement Touts Dictators, Advocates Appeasement—And Gains Momentum

    08/19/2007 6:15:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies · 1,495+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2007 | Bruce Bawer
    The Peace Racket Bruce Bawer An anti-Western movement touts dictators, advocates appeasement—and gains momentum. If you want peace, prepare for war.” Thus counseled Roman general Flavius Vegetius Renatus over 1,600 years ago. Nine centuries before that, Sun Tzu offered essentially the same advice, and it’s to him that Vegetius’s line is attributed at the beginning of a film that I saw recently at Oslo’s Nobel Peace Center. Yet the film cites this ancient wisdom only to reject it. After serving up a perverse potted history of the cold war, the thrust of which is that the peace movement brought down...
  • Please watch: Jack Bauer and Tom Tancredo video

    05/28/2007 5:57:44 AM PDT · by StopAmnestyNow · 20 replies · 577+ views
    YouTube | May 28th | Stop Amnesty Now
    I spent alot of time working on a new film dedicated to Tom Tancredo and the wonderful Jack Bauer pop reference he made, I think it's very well made. I hired an editor friend to do certain parts, a real team effort. Tancredo is the first candidate I've ever liked, and I hope you will all support him. Please leave a good rating and several comments, even if you don't like me, please at least help me that way. I have no motive but a genuine hope to help a candidate I admire, and spent days on it. Thank...
  • On Complementarity: A Tale of Two Friends

    05/20/2007 7:56:14 PM PDT · by betty boop · 140 replies · 2,085+ views
    On Complementarity: A Tale of Two Friends Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr were great friends. Of this extraordinary friendship a mutual friend would write, “Their relations were marked not only by profound mutual respect but also by great affection, if not love.”1  It is a friendship that history records as one of most contentious, yet fruitful, and splendidly illuminating of all time. For the two friends engaged in a great debate over many decades — a public one, with “all comers” invited. History will likely record it as one of the greatest extended public debates on issues in science,...
  • Homework Help RE:Reagan v Soviet Union

    04/22/2007 8:06:11 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 24 replies · 389+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 4/22/07 | self
    Need some help with a Western Civ. paper I'm writing. It's over a book on the fall of the Soviet Union and it is really a Liberal piece of sh--- er, crap. It focuses on the economic ruin and corruption and completely discounts the Political roles of Reagan, Thatcher and Pope John Paul. In fact, it limits Reagan's contributions to one sentence stating that his "anti-communist speech did little to help things and caused the hardliners to move even further away from Glasnost". It's one of those "Socialism would have worked if it wasn't for the corrupt politicians" view points....
  • Bernard Lewis: Muslims to Take Over Europe

    02/02/2007 7:22:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 85 replies · 2,895+ views
    Newsmax ^ | February 1, 2007 | Newsmax
    Muslims "seem to be about to take over Europe,” which has "given up” efforts to maintain its culture, said world-renowned Middle Eastern and Islamic scholar Bernard Lewis. Lewis, a professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton, told the Jerusalem Post that soon the only important question regarding Europe’s future would be, "Will it be an Islamized Europe or Europeanized Islam?" Lewis, whose many books include the recent "What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East,” said the Islamic takeover of Europe would be assisted by "immigration and democracy." Instead of fighting the threat, he added,...
  • Ritual Sacrifice? Not on My Street, Some Belgians Say

    01/04/2007 10:59:10 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies · 1,678+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 4, 2007 | Mary Jacoby
    BRUSSELS -- At a slaughterhouse here last week, Mohamed Mimoun wrestled a sheep between his legs and took a number. He gasped: It was a two-hour wait to sacrifice his animal for Eid al-Adha, an important Islamic religious festival. "I should have done this at home, like everyone else," he moaned. That would have saved Mr. Mimoun a long wait in drenching rain, but it would have been against the law. Killing an animal at home to eat it is legal in Belgium. But a 1988 law expressly forbids the ritual slaughter of animals at home. Living cheek by jowl...
  • The Psychological Consequences of Money

    12/15/2006 7:45:32 AM PST · by GSlob · 34 replies · 1,123+ views
    Science, Vol. 314. no. 5802, pp. 1154 - 1156 ^ | Nov 17, 2006 | Kathleen D. Vohs, Nicole L. Mead, Miranda R. Goode
    "Money has been said to change people's motivation (mainly for the better) and their behavior toward others (mainly for the worse). The results of nine experiments suggest that money brings about a self-sufficient orientation in which people prefer to be free of dependency and dependents...."
  • Islamofascism, not warming, the enemy

    12/14/2006 7:24:27 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies · 387+ views
    North County Times/TheCalifornian ^ | Wednesday, December 13, 2006 | BOB KOWELL
    Islamofascism, not warming, the enemy By: BOB KOWELL - Commentary Recently, Al Gore stated that the Iraq war was "the worst strategic mistake in the entire history of the United States" and "worse than a civil war." These statements suggest that our Civil War was also a strategic blunder. Do his statements mean that freeing Southern black slaves was wrong and that trying to free the people of Iraq from a tyrant was wrong, as well? Iraq was more of a threat to world peace than the Southern states. Even though the South attacked Fort Sumter first, they thought the...
  • Announcing a New Book by Alamo-Girl and betty boop [Update at #329]

    11/13/2006 7:34:14 PM PST · by betty boop · 407 replies · 8,691+ views
    Alamo-Girl and betty boop | November 13, 2006 | betty boop
    Table of Contents Authors’ Foreword PrologueDramatis Personae The SceneThe Dialogue The so-called “Cartesian Split” What is “all that there is?” Pure, blind chance? First reality and second realities What is knowledge? Does science “have it in” for God? Is Intelligent Design science? What is matter? What lies at the beginning of “all that there is?” Aristotle’s Four Causes What is “randomness?” First Adam, Second Adam Is science “killing the soul?” The Public Square: a “values-neutral zone?” What is science? What is the universe? What is life? What is reality? Endnotes Appendix Nuts and Bolts Numbers Big and Small Combinatorics,...
  • Fear of Too Many Babies is Hard to Bear - Mark Steyn

    10/22/2006 2:30:56 AM PDT · by Tom D. · 116 replies · 3,429+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 22, 2006 | Mark Steyn
    Fear of Too Many Babies is Hard to Bear October 22, 2006 BY MARK STEYN Sun-Times Columnist Last Tuesday morning, in a maternity ward somewhere in the United States, the 300 millionth American arrived. He or she got a marginally warmer welcome than Mark Foley turning up to hand out the prizes at junior high. One could have predicted the appalled editorials from European newspapers aghast at yet another addition to the swollen cohort of excess Americans consuming ever more of the planet's dwindling resources. And, when Canada's National Post announced "'Frightening' Surge Brings US To 300m People," you can...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Monday, September 18, 2006

    09/18/2006 2:55:21 PM PDT · by fishtank · 89 replies · 1,770+ views
  • Is Modern Civilization Fragile?

    06/10/2006 6:43:49 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 95 replies · 2,214+ views
    Reason ^ | June 9, 2006 | Ronald Bailey
    Caltech—Our ancestors made themselves and us more vulnerable to the vagaries of nature and the weather once they switched from hunting and gathering to farming. So says Brian Fagan, emeritus professor of anthropology from University of California at Santa Barbara, who spoke on the impact of climate change on ancient societies at the Environmental Wars conference of the Skeptics Society last weekend. Fagan's chief claim is that Farming in this case stands for the advent of more complex and interconnected societies. Fagan argues that nimble hunter/gatherers could respond to environmental changes faster than farmers and urbanites who are tied to...
  • Nick Griffin’s Long March

    06/10/2006 1:09:12 AM PDT · by rmlew · 8 replies · 471+ views
    Chronicles ^ | Thursday, June 08, 2006 | Srdja Trifkovic
    News & Viewsby Srdja Trifkovic Nick Griffin’s Long March The British National Party did very well at local elections in England on May 4 and now holds 32 council seats across the country. In some areas—notably in East London—it has replaced Labour as the dominant political force among the ethnically-British working- and lower-middle class. According to the Spectator (April 15), Labour voters are switching to the BNP in such large numbers because they believe that only the BNP articulates what they are thinking: “Today’s BNP possesses the local campaigning skills and ability to make a personal connection with the...
  • Europe's Chastisement? -- How the Abandonment of Christianity May Be Leading to Disaster

    04/13/2006 4:17:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies · 1,735+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | April 13, 2006 | Ed Vitagliano (Agape Press)
    (AgapePress) -- Anyone know where we can find some Etruscans? You know, members of the Etruscan civilization that existed in ancient Italy, predating even Rome? Well, there aren't any. The Etruscans were absorbed by the Roman civilization and ceased to exist as a distinct people. Ominously, if a growing number of experts and cultural observers are right, it's entirely possible that the same question may be asked 100 years from now -- only about Italians or Spaniards or Russians. As writer Mark Steyn glumly put it in The New Criterion, "Much of what we loosely call the Western world will...
  • Churchill to receive Mark Steyn award

    01/07/2006 12:39:10 AM PST · by rmlew · 6 replies · 777+ views
    View from the Right ^ | January 05, 2006 | Lawrence Auster
    For this magnificent and brilliant speech, delivered by Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the House of Commons in June 1940, the Claremont Institute has announced that it will posthumously give Mr. Churchill its prestigious Mark Steyn award. (The speech is excerpted below, click here for full text.) The British people have strong stomachs, so let me lay it out as baldly as I can. Much of the so-called Western world will effectively disappear within our lifetimes, including many if not most western European countries. There’ll probably still be a geographical area on the map marked as Italy or the Netherlands...
  • Holy Assertions! (interview with David Klinghoffer)

    03/26/2005 11:40:40 PM PST · by dervish · 3 replies · 372+ views
    National Review ^ | 3/24/05 | Q&A by Kathryn Jean Lopez
    David Klinghoffer, former literary editor at National Review has a new book just out — Why the Jews Rejected Jesus: The Turning Point in Western History — which, as you can imagine from the title, has gotten a little attention already. With Jesus on the mind this Holy Week, NRO Editor Kathryn Jean Lopez (a Catholic) chatted with her former office neighbor (an orthodox Jew) about his book, his claims (he tells Lopez: “Had more Jews accepted Jesus, Mel Gibson today might be praying toward Mecca.”) and goals. NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE: David, you’ve got chutzpah. What were you and your...
  • Rep. Tancredo to Address CU [Conservative University]

    06/04/2004 5:17:07 PM PDT · by Palai · 5 replies · 212+ views
    Campus Report Online ^ | 06/01/04 | Sean Grindlay
    Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., has agreed to speak at this summer’s Conservative University conference, Accuracy in Academia (AIA) has announced. A former civics teacher, state legislator, and U.S. Department of Education official in the Reagan administration, Rep. Tancredo was first elected to the U.S. Congress in 1998. He represents the citizens of Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District. A hero to conservatives, Rep. Tancredo is widely regarded as the leading immigration-reform advocate in Congress. Less publicized—but of great interest to AIA—are his efforts on the educational front. In response to the decline of history standards in American public schools, Rep. Tancredo has...
  • America in 2050: Another Country

    03/24/2004 7:20:53 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 102 replies · 529+ views ^ | 03-24-04 | Buchanan, Patrick J.
    America in 2050: Another country Posted: March 24, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 In 1960, when JFK defeated Nixon, America was a nation of 160 million, 90 percent white and 10 percent black, with a few million Hispanics and Asians sprinkled among us. We were one nation, one people. We worshipped the same God, spoke the same English language, studied American history and English literature, honored the same heroes, read the same books, watched the same TV shows, went to the same movies, and saw ourselves as defenders of Western Civilization against the godless communism of the Soviet...

    01/14/2004 5:47:14 PM PST · by Quix · 5 replies · 981+ views
    INTERCESSORS FOR AMERICA ON WATCH IN WASHINGTON 14 January, 2004 | Today’s Topics: Today Marks The 220th Anniversary of the U.S. Ratification of The Treaty Of Paris, Officially Establishing The United States as an Independent Sovereign Nation DC Primary Has No Impact On Party Nomination Blood Shortages Continue In Metro DC Park Service Police Fail Security Test At Washington Monument Extensive Marriage Education And Promotion Initiative Planned By President Bush FCC Chief Calls For Word Ban New Jersey Becomes Fifth State To Recognize Same-Sex Partnerships Congressional Group Warns Of “Morning After” Pill Dangers And OTC Sales Witchcraft and Magic Drawing...
  • A Cultural Scorecard Says West Is Ahead (Charles Murray alert)

    10/29/2003 8:51:34 AM PST · by Valin · 7 replies · 178+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/25/03 | EMILY EAKIN
    BURKITTSVILLE, Md. — "I do not set out to write controversial books," Charles Murray says with an easy laugh. "I don't know whether part of the attraction might be the forbidden," he adds earnestly. "If it is, it's not very much." It is tempting to believe him. Dressed in blue jeans, tennis shoes and a flannel shirt, his hands clasped confidently behind his head, he reclines in a swivel chair surrounded by books in his elegant study here overlooking a grove of weeping willows and a murky pond. At home in this rural Maryland village, about 70 miles from Washington...
  • The Real Museum Looters

    05/12/2003 10:07:12 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 201+ views ^ | Tuesday, May 13, 2003 | By Keith Lockitch
    The Real Museum LootersBy Keith | May 13, 2003 Initial reports of the looting of the Iraqi National Museum sparked a frenzy of outrage. Denied their desert quagmire, their civilian massacres, their oil-fire eco-disaster, and their inflamed "Arab street," leftists all but leaped at the opportunity to denounce our armed forces—with some even urging that our soldiers be prosecuted for war crimes for their alleged failure to prevent the looting.It turns out, though, that our troops were not standing "idly by" but were being fired at from the museum complex. And the number of missing artifacts—initially assumed to be...
  • Classics and War

    09/13/2002 11:27:20 PM PDT · by Noumenon · 26 replies · 615+ views
    Imprimis, Hillsdale College | February, 2002 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Hey, Trev and Ev – check this out. Dr. Hanson is one the few academics who do not promote an almost knee-jerk hatred of this country and principles upon which it was founded. In this lecture, he helps us to understand just how much we owe to our classical heritage – the source and foundation of many of the ideas America’s founders used to create the most free and prosperous nation the world has ever seen. Hanson says, In our ignorance, too many Americans have made the fatal mistake of assuming that our enemies are simply different from us,...