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  • Nigeria discovers 'Hezbollah terrorist cell', weapons trove

    05/31/2013 2:58:00 AM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | 30/05/2013
    A ‘terrorist cell’ believed to be linked to Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah and housing weapons intended to attack Israeli and Western targets has been discovered in a compound in northern Nigeria, the country’s security services said on Thursday. Nigeria's security services said Thursday they had discovered a home in the northern city of Kano where Lebanese nationals had stored weapons intended to attack Israeli and Western targets in Nigeria. The Kano state intelligence chief, Bassey Etang, and a separate military statement described the compound as hosting a "terrorist cell" tied to the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah. No evidence was...
  • Barney Frank in Wonderland

    07/19/2010 7:50:17 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-19-2010 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Rumor has it that before Helena Bohnam Carter was cast in the latest Alice In Wonderland movie Tim Burton wanted the film to have a more political undertone... I didn't start said rumor...and by "didn't" I mean "maybe." Click to see a larger version, if you're brave enough... The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit www.thelookingspoon.com to see more posts and art
  • Give Me That Old-Time Religion

    09/25/2008 8:10:28 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 6 replies · 528+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 25, 2008 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    The canyons of Wall Street are ringing with Democratic politicians and liberal pundits crying out for the renewal of ancient values and a return to basics. The political right wants market failures to be punished with Old Testament ruin. The financial crisis has brought calls for a return of ethics, standards and rules -- and not just on Wall Street. Dan Henninger tells Kelsey Hubbard how these themes are affecting the campaign trail. (Sept. 25) So we're all agreed: Standards of behavior matter. All that remains is to see if this week's left-right consensus on standards can be extended to...
  • Will McCain Waste Palin?

    09/18/2008 9:20:39 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 35 replies · 175+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2008 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    The media is turning the news into a presidential video game. "Hurricane Ike" or "Wall Street Meltdown" appears onscreen, and the media boots up Barack Obama and John McCain to see how well they talk the problem. Mostly they are speaking gobbledygook about things they barely understand. Whatever a credit default swap is,
  • Congress in Wonderland

    03/01/2007 5:25:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 293+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 3/1/07 | J.F. Kelly, Jr.
    If anyone wonders why American poll respondents rank Congress lower even than President George W. Bush in terms of job performance, a review of the past two months in Congress may be enlightening. Much of that time has been devoted to debating, drafting, revising and promoting versions of a non-binding resolution of non-support of the president’s surge policy in Iraq. Think about that for a moment. With a host of serious problems, foreign and domestic, facing the nation, the legislative branch of government lavishes time on a resolution that is essentially meaningless. Supporters argue, of course, that it is not...
  • If Al Qaeda Phones Tell Them We Can't Take the Call

    02/10/2006 4:38:02 AM PST · by yoe · 47 replies · 1,638+ views
    Wall Street Journal on Line ^ | February 10, 2006 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    Let's start with the one thing we know for sure about the Bush administration's program to listen to al Qaeda's phone calls into and out of the United States: It's dead. After all the publicity of the past two weeks, does anyone think that the boys working on plans for Boston Harbor, the Golden Gate Bridge or Chicago's Loop are still chatting by phone? If the purpose of the public exposure was to pull the plug on the pre-emptive surveillance program, mission accomplished. Be safe, Times Square. At the least, al Qaeda's operatives in Yemen, Iraq, Pakistan, Hamburg and the...
  • Tsunami's Sorrows Will Need More Than Pity (Wonder Land)

    12/31/2004 6:46:58 AM PST · by presidio9 · 7 replies · 527+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, December 31, 2004 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    A very long time ago, before what we would call modern civilization, people ravaged by the sea, as in South Asia on Christmas day, blamed it on the gods. The god of the sea, their poets might write, had lifted the water with his hands to rage at some mortal slight, and shaken it, like a quilt across a bed. But these are not ancient times, and the anger of unseen deities is not available as explanation or cold comfort. We know for a fact that these deaths in South Asia were caused by the violent movement of tectonic plates...
  • Here's One Use Of U.S. Power Jacques Can't Stop

    12/16/2004 10:07:55 PM PST · by quidnunc · 15 replies · 543+ views
    The Wall Street Journal Opinion Journal ^ | December 17, 2004 | Daniel Henninger
    "American influence" is the greatest white whale of the 21st century. We see where a curator at France's Pompidou Center says his museum is opening a branch in Hong Kong, because "U.S. culture is too strong" there, and "we need to have a presence in Asia to counterbalance the American influence." With the Pompidou Center? "American influence" is the great white whale of the 21st century, and Jacques Chirac is the Ahab chasing her with a three-masted schooner. Along for the ride is a crew that includes Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, Vladimir Putin, North Korea's Kim Jong-Il, Kofi Annan, the Saudi...
  • How Dan Rather And Media's Kings Lost Their Crowns (Wonder Land)

    11/12/2004 7:37:33 AM PST · by presidio9 · 11 replies · 997+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, November 12, 2004 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    It is often said that the only sure winner in American politics is the media. Amid GOP victory parties or the ruined dreams of the Kerry candidacy, the one constant is that the media marches on. Maybe not this time. Big Media lost big. But it was more than a loss. It was an abdication of authority. Large media institutions, such as CBS or the New York Times, have been regarded as nothing if not authoritative. In the Information Age, authority is a priceless franchise. But it is this franchise that Big Media, incredibly, has just thrown away. It did...
  • Blue Democrats Lost Red America Back in 1965 (Wonder Land)

    11/05/2004 5:51:04 AM PST · by presidio9 · 7 replies · 788+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, November 5, 2004 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    "And you tell me over, and over, and over again my friend Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction." --Vietnam War Protest Song, 1965 How did the 2004 election map of the United States come to look like a color-field painting by Barnett Newman? In fact, if you adjust the map's colors for votes by county (as at the Web sites for CNN and USA Today), even the blue states turn mostly red. Pennsylvania is blue, but between blue Philadelphia and Pittsburgh every county in the state is red. California, except for the coastline, is almost entirely...
  • 9/11 World: This Is the Way We Live Now (Wonder Land)

    09/10/2004 5:47:29 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 2 replies · 244+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, September 10, 2004 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    That bloody carnage at a grade school in Beslan, Russia, last week made one thing clear: Now we are all living in 9/11 World. 9/11 World, defined by Islamic bombs that are designed to blow to pieces the bodies of civilians where they reside, work or go to school, now rings the world from New York to Moscow, Madrid to Jakarta, Jerusalem, Rome, Nepal and Fallujah. The rubble of New York looks like the rubble of Beslan. This is 9/11 World, where tears flow constantly for the bleeding and burial of innocents. Three Septembers ago in America, children buried their...
  • Spirit of America Is a Good Start On Iraq Homefront (Wonder Land)

    04/30/2004 6:40:08 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 2 replies · 129+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, April 30, 2004 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    The photograph below was taken at Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps base 38 miles north of San Diego. It shows Col. Robert Knapp and Spirit of America's Jim Hake in front of the television equipment that was bought with contributions from readers of this newspaper and others. It will be in the air tomorrow, bound for Al Anbar province in Iraq. There, Marines from the First Expeditionary Force will help Iraqis restore seven local TV stations. This is a remarkable story of can-do. I think it is also the story of a nation willing to do more than it has...
  • Spirit of the Journal

    04/21/2004 5:27:00 AM PDT · by OESY · 6 replies · 162+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 21, 2004 | Editorial
    <p>This past Friday, Dan Henninger's Wonder Land column1 gave readers a chance to contribute money to help restore seven small TV stations in Iraq. The project is the joint idea of the First Marine Expeditionary Force in Al Anbar province, west of Baghdad, and Spirit of America, a philanthropy begun by Los Angeles businessman Jim Hake to assist American GIs in Afghanistan and Iraq.</p>
  • Spirit of America Here's a way you can help the cause in Iraq.

    04/16/2004 3:15:01 AM PDT · by Huber · 20 replies · 349+ views
    OpinonJournal.com ^ | 4/16/04 | BY DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>Thus spake George W. Bush this week: "The people of our country are united behind our men and women in uniform, and this government will do all that is necessary to assure the success of their historic mission." Still, many Americans who support the war don't much like sitting on their hands doing little more than watch it on TV. Some have written here, asking what they can do to help. This column will describe a real project that lets the folks at home lend a hand to the soldiers in Iraq.</p>
  • Gibson's 'Passion'Is the Story Of the Week (Wonder Land)

    04/09/2004 2:42:00 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 8 replies · 502+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, April 9, 2004 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>Perhaps every generation of Christian Americans needs its own movie version of the Passion. And maybe this one needs it more than most.</p> <p>Many of Europe's smartest people decided they no longer needed their version of the Christian tradition and let it slip, alas before their unlovely experience with the 20th century. But before that and the immediacy of cinema, Europe created magnificent, painted interpretations of Christ's passion, and these works were often meant to reinforce faith.</p>
  • Skiing As News: Is John Kerry Overexposed? (Wonder Land)

    03/26/2004 6:25:04 AM PST · by presidio9 · 1 replies · 147+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, March 26, 2004 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>We've been tough on the Kerry candidacy the past few weeks, and so with only 31 weeks left to mix it up, perhaps this is the moment to have some sympathy.</p> <p>Mr. Kerry has been running non-stop for the presidency for nearly a year and arguably as far back as 1966. With the nomination finally in his mitts, he and his wife get on a plane, not for the umpteenth Joe's Diner photo-op in one of Iowa's 99 hallowed counties (Winneshiek! Morona! Pottawattamie!) but instead to sneak off to their renovated 16th century Scottish barn in Sun Valley for a week's relief on the snowboarding slopes, and what does he get -- a week of grief.</p>
  • Mr. Kerry's War: Bush First, Terrorism Later (Wonder Land)

    03/19/2004 5:53:33 AM PST · by presidio9 · 7 replies · 186+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 19, 2004 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>Remember the remarkable coming together Americans experienced after the terrorists' mass murders of September 11? It's dead. It sank beneath the ever-churning waves of America's presidential politics. Global terror may be a big problem, but not bigger than winning the presidency.</p>
  • 'Stop!' Is Not an Option In the New World (Wonder Land)

    02/27/2004 6:54:57 AM PST · by presidio9 · 1 replies · 131+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, February 27, 2004 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>Former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill is famous for the political truism that all politics is local. Like just about everything else "local" these days, that truism is under siege. Ask George W. Bush.</p> <p>Mr. Bush is at the border's edge of a presidential campaign that will require him and a Democrat to traipse the country, nipping and tucking big national issues to smooth local sensibilities. Trouble is, many of the day's biggest issues are no longer containable inside the U.S. landmass. Like it or not, other nations are increasingly casting a "vote" on issues, such as jobs "outsourcing," which drive our politics.</p>
  • Right and Left Have a Problem With Janet's Breast (Wonder Land)

    02/06/2004 6:15:01 AM PST · by presidio9 · 22 replies · 169+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, February 6, 2004 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>An appalled friend sent in the quick solution to what happened at half-time during the Super Bowl: "The entire Jackson family should be launched into outer space." Since we can't do that (can we?), it falls to we earthlings to discern just what came to pass on Super Bowl Sunday. Another friend -- also young, urban and sophisticated -- found cause to be perplexed: "One feels like a bluenose complaining, but that's part of the problem. How did things reach this point, with strip-club sleaze part of mainstream youth culture?"</p>
  • Take the Facts, Add Guesswork, Get Unreal (Wonder Land)

    01/23/2004 5:55:42 AM PST · by presidio9 · 3 replies · 128+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, January 23, 2004 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>For politics, it was a most excellent week. Not because dour John Kerry rose from his crypt to win the Iowa caucuses. Not because George Bush said, "Our greatest responsibility is the active defense of the American people" in his State of the Union speech. The political week was excellent because it was that rare thing in our politics: It was real, totally, gloriously real. Much of the rest of the time it has become something not quite real.</p>
  • O'Neill Says Book Bashing Bush 'Isn't My Book'

    01/16/2004 5:24:46 AM PST · by Tom D. · 6 replies · 134+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 16, 2004 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>O'Neill Says Book Bashing Bush 'Isn't My Book'</p> <p>"The Price of Loyalty" -- which everyone thinks Paul O'Neill wrote but didn't write -- is about how no one in the sealed-off cloisters of the Bush White House would listen to him or take his ideas seriously. In the past week, however, the whole world has been able to discover what was on Mr. O'Neill's mind. The BBC's Portuguese-language edition conveyed Mr. O'Neill's opinion of the President to the people of Brazil: "o presidente era como 'um cego em uma sala cheia de surdos.'" That's the part in which the former Treasury secretary/Alcoa CEO calls Mr. Bush "a blind person in a roomful of deaf people."</p>
  • Ground Zero: If They Build, They Won't Come (Wonder Land)

    12/26/2003 7:33:03 AM PST · by presidio9 · 61 replies · 601+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, December 26, 2003 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>Looking out my office window in lower Manhattan, across the 16 acres that have become an excavation site, I can see a steel mesh fence on the far side, and from one end to the other people are standing at the fence, looking into the September 11 space. This is Christmas week, and you could say these are just holiday tourists who've come to gawk at "Ground Zero." But these people are always at the fence, and have been at all hours for more than two years, looking in.</p>
  • Saddam's Capture Makes 'Reality' TV Finally Get Real (Wonder Land)

    12/19/2003 7:40:53 AM PST · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 210+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, December 19, 2003 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>Let me count the things Saddam Hussein is not. Saddam is not Michael Jackson. Saddam is not Scott Peterson. Saddam is not Kobe or Robert Blake. He isn't Strom Thurmond's illegitimate daughter. He isn't Dennis Kozlowski's birthday party, and he didn't win "Survivor."</p>
  • Some Reflections on My 32 Years With Bartley (George Melloan's Encomium For Bob Bartley)

    12/16/2003 6:39:02 AM PST · by presidio9 · 8 replies · 155+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2003 | GEORGE MELLOAN
    <p>When Edith Bartley called the Journal last Wednesday morning to say that her husband had finally lost his long and courageous battle against cancer, my thoughts went back to my first meeting with Robert L. Bartley. That was a long time ago. In the late 1960s, Bob had dropped into the Journal's London bureau, where I was based. He was then an editorial writer in New York, barely 30 years old, but didn't seem especially thrilled in the presence of glamorous foreign correspondents.</p>
  • Godfather II: Gore Makes Dean an Offer

    12/14/2003 9:08:57 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 18 replies · 147+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 12/15/03 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>Don Corleone would fit right in as Democratic Party boss.</p> <p>Maybe Saddam's capture changes the dynamics of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. But I doubt it. Change of direction is not something that comes easily to this party anymore. Al Gore's grandly public endorsement of Howard Dean last week confirms my view that the easiest way to understand the Democratic Party today is by watching "The Godfather."</p>
  • What the Silence Said - More thoughts about the late Robert Bartley (WSJ Editor)

    12/11/2003 10:54:27 PM PST · by pittsburgh gop guy · 6 replies · 189+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, December 12, 2003 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>Over the years a certain legend has grown up around Bob Bartley that he was a writer of forbidding, dazzling and sometimes distant intellect -- aloof, shy and given to turning conversations into becalmed seas of silence. Whatever the truth in the legend, it only partly explained the man. There is more.</p>
  • One President Can't Wage War On Terror Alone (Wonder Land)

    11/21/2003 6:37:43 AM PST · by presidio9 · 2 replies · 132+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, November 21, 2003 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>President Bush delivered an historically important speech in London this week. It was dense with big ideas deserving reflection, more than can be explored in the space of a column. Suffice to say that Mr. Bush's ideas were met with a swift, one-idea retort in Istanbul the next day.</p>
  • CBS Abandons Adult Supervision-This was a train wreck waiting to happen. Why didn't anyone see that?

    11/07/2003 5:38:52 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies · 134+ views
    Wall St Journal ^ | 11-7-03 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>On the other hand, part of me is disappointed that I won't be able to see CBS's movie, "The Reagans," in about a week. I wanted to invite my pals over to watch James Brolin acting his heart out to be the Gipper. You don't get that many chances to see the first screening of a movie that was headed straight for that rare, wonderful ranking in the paperback movie guides -- BOMB.</p>
  • Week of Fire Makes Case for Leadership-Pretending there isn't a problem gave us 9/11 and Calif fires

    10/31/2003 5:42:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies · 101+ views
    Wall St Journal ^ | October 31, 2003 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>Television is an electronic faucet, always on, always dripping images, and sometimes it floods the brain. This week the flood came. It began Sunday with images of blown apart buildings in Baghdad and continued with the sight of California fiercely burning.</p>
  • Xtreme Politics: You're Not A Voter, Just a Spectator

    10/24/2003 5:22:08 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 10 replies · 100+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/24/2003 | Daniel Henninger
    <p>If there is one remark that a tourist through the political life of the United States hears constantly -- from political professionals to amateur enthusiasts -- it is that our politics has never seemed more polarized. How did that happen? Perhaps a culture that could devise Xtreme Sports deserves an Xtreme Politics in which "issues" such as abortion, gay marriage and judicial nominations become not just politics, but death-struggles. It wasn't meant to be this way.</p>
  • To Find the Center, Turn Right

    10/09/2003 9:04:12 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 13 replies · 150+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 10/10/03 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>Unlike the rest of us, Californians have to pass through life perched over the San Andreas Fault. As such, their survival depends on being able to pick up vibrations faster than most people, whether it's glasses of water shifting on a tabletop or politics rippling across the vast and diverse terrain of the Golden State. On Tuesday, more than seven million restless Californians voted to replace their governor, and once the tectonic plates of this recall-cum-gubernatorial election stopped shifting, the one political monument that I saw lying in pieces was the traditional notion of just who and what constitutes a "moderate." As of Tuesday's reordering in California, I think the definition of political "moderate" has shifted seismically to the right.</p>
  • The Big Story in Iraq Is the Little Stories (Wonder Land)

    09/26/2003 7:19:52 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 7 replies · 209+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, September 26, 2003 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>Some 64% of Americans stand firm in support of President Bush's decision to invade Iraq, according to The Wall Street Journal/NBC poll just out. That makes sense. But 51% now oppose Mr. Bush's request for $87 billion to rebuild Iraq. That makes sense, too. What evidence of progress in Iraq have the American people been given to sign another check?</p>
  • U.S. to World: Take George Bush or Dirty Harry (Wonder Land)

    09/19/2003 8:06:32 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 7 replies · 132+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, September 19, 2003 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>It's been a long time since Americans diverted much time from their day to pay heed to the United Nations. One recalls how years back the eloquence of the first Israeli ambassador to the U.N., the late Abba Eban, transfixed even schoolchildren in the U.S. Pat Moynihan attracted some attention to the free-parking palace on the East River while he was U.S. ambassador, but of late the American heartland hasn't given much notice.</p>
  • Make Permanent the Stark Ruin of September 11 (Wonder Land)

    09/12/2003 6:42:10 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 5 replies · 113+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, September 12, 2003 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>September 11, 2003, in the morning in lower Manhattan, was like September 11, 2001. A beautiful morning. As good as a day in September ever gets. And it was just like this, then and yesterday, on the banks of the Potomac flowing past the Pentagon and in a breezy field in southeastern Pennsylvania.</p>
  • This Economy's Worst Sin Is That It's So Dull (Wonderland)

    05/16/2003 6:25:39 AM PDT · by WaveThatFlag · 25 replies · 229+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, May 16, 2003 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>The biggest problem with the U.S. economy right now is that it is so utterly boring.</p> <p>Animal spirits? Yeah, if the animal is a tree sloth. Nothing out there moves. The stock market is said to be in its "trading range." So are the New York Mets. You begin to feel like the fat, sweaty guy that Orson Welles played in some desolate border town, suit soaked through, mopping off the intense heat in a day going nowhere. We gotta get out of this place.</p>
  • Agents in Place (Wonder Land)

    04/25/2003 5:51:05 AM PDT · by WaveThatFlag · 120+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, April 25, 2003 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>There is a debate under way--an ethical debate, apparently--over whether it would be proper for NBC to make a movie about the life of the former POW, Pfc. Jessica Lynch, without her permission. When a news person shouted a question about this matter at her father, Mr. Lynch said it was "on the back burner." But simmering.</p>
  • 'Know Ye Not Me?' The Face of Evil Is Seen, Defeated

    04/18/2003 6:05:32 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 9 replies · 240+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, April 18, 2003 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>"Today our nation saw evil."</p> <p>The air fills with prayer this weekend as worshipers, or at least church-goers, attend the rites of Holy Week and Passover. These rituals call forth traditions and ideas born centuries ago, not least the idea that mankind is redeemable. It seems, however, that one other idea that for centuries had been a constant through these few days has declined and is out of favor. That is the idea of evil. There is something about evil today -- the word, its implications -- that discomfits up-to-date sensibilities. I think modern discomfort with evil explains, in part, the opposition to making war against Saddam Hussein.</p>
  • Berlin to Baghdad-Building democracy isn't easy, but there's ample reason for hope.

    04/11/2003 4:49:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies · 144+ views
    Wall St Journal ^ | April 11, 2003 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>It was really only with the astonishing televised events from China's Tiananmen Square, followed by the fall of the Berlin Wall and communism in Eastern Europe, that the world's people began to see that they were no longer operating as political and economic islands. Politics, currencies, trade, and yes, basic political values are all being drawn together into an evolving consensus of what constitutes a world order. The Saddam Husseins of the world would wreck this. Their piracy would constantly shatter and retard the aspirations of workers at all levels of the world's economic system."</p>
  • The Anti-Woodstock: Young Americans hit the beach. (Wonder Land)

    04/03/2003 9:34:25 PM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 16 replies · 388+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, April 4, 2003 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>Here's a two-word phrase you don't see or hear much anymore: young adults. It sank beneath the waves of a more recent, more powerful force: the "youth culture."</p> <p>The youth culture in America is a lifestyle, emphasizing the one thing that youth tend to be very good at: thinking about themselves. Pridefully inner-directed, it opens itself to the outer world primarily in two ways: style and "attitude." Membership in the youth culture is defined by mass marketers as a "demographic," which begins about the age of 12 and runs without interruption to the age of 35. A "young adult" is an anachronism.</p>
  • Iraq War Will Divide The World for the Better (Wonder Land)

    03/28/2003 7:12:19 AM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 10 replies · 357+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/28/3 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>Which side are you on? Which side are you on? -- Old union song.</p> <p>Togetherness is oversold. Especially by politicians and statesmen, who sometimes hide their courage under the teacup of compromise and multilateralism. But there are times when all of us have to decide which side we are going to be on, not for an evening's argument but for the long haul. The Iraq war is one of those moments.</p>
  • From Zero-Power to Super Power in 500 Years (Wonder Land)

    03/21/2003 7:45:33 AM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 11 replies · 277+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/21/3 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    <p>One of the most oft-heard criticisms of what the whole world is watching in Iraq is that the American superpower is "going it alone."</p> <p>Going it alone? I guess so. America has been "going it alone" since about 1776. Or maybe it was 1492.</p>