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“The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.”
— Thucydides

“A civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does will lack the energy and conviction to defend itself.”
— Jean-François Revel

A Day to Remember

Monday, May 26, 2008

Moving, well put Memorial Day thoughts at Donald Sensing's. (Hat tip: Instapundit.)

Anti-Americanism: The one acceptable prejudice?

Thursday, May 22, 2008

“Report it to the hate-crime police”, says Glenn.


Joe Lieberman on Democrats and Our Enemies

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

At Instapundit:

JOE LIEBERMAN ON DEMOCRATS AND OUR ENEMIES. “How did the party of Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John F. Kennedy drift so far from the foreign policy and national security principles and policies that were at the core of its identity and its purpose? … A great Democratic secretary of state, Dean Acheson, once warned ‘no people in history have ever survived, who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.’ This is a lesson that today’s Democratic Party leaders need to relearn.”

Yes indeed.

Obama: He From Whom All Blessings Shall Flow?

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Megan McArdle:

However did we manage to get through the first 200 years without Barack Obama to beat some progress out of the corporations that have been holding us back?

Hat tip: Instapundit

Strategic Collapse in the War on Terror

Monday, May 5, 2008

Joseph Myers, c/o Instapundit:

Words matter, and in the global war on terror we are losing the battle of words, in a self-inflicted defeat. The consequences could not be more profound.

Recent government policy memoranda, circulating through the national counter-terrorism and diplomatic community, establishes a new “speech code” for the lexicon in the war on terror, as reported by the Associated Press and now available in the public domain .

These new “speech codes” recommended that analysts and policy makers avoid the terms jihad or jihadist or mujhadid or “al-Qaida movement” and replace them with “extremists” and by extension other non-specific terms.

All part and parcel of the anatomy of surrender, I suppose.

The Banality of Sedition

Friday, May 2, 2008

Gerard Vanderleun:

[T]here are some lies that lodge so deep in the hopes of man that they can never be killed no matter how many are executed to make the lie true.

Sadly, chillingly spot-on.