This Is Our War is not a political book. Its focus is not on the war, so much as it is on some number of the many faces that wage it. They are faces every American should have the privilege of looking upon … and proudly so.
Today’s articles from Maria
Tunnels Used by Ancient Jews Discovered
Underground chambers and tunnels used during a Jewish revolt against the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago have been uncovered in northern Israel, archaeologists said Monday.
This undated but recent photo made available by the Israeli Antiquities Authority Monday March 13, 2006, shows an aerial view of the archaeological excavation site in Kfar Kana in northern Israel. Archaeologists said Monday they have uncovered underground chambers and tunnels constructed in northern Israel by Jews for hiding from the Romans during their revolt in A.D. 66-70.
The Jews laid in supplies and were preparing to hide from the Romans during their revolt in A.D. 66-70, the experts said. The pits, which are linked by short tunnels, would have served as a concealed subterranean home.
Jim Rutz writes about The trouble with ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and that crowd. If Rutz’s numbers are correct, it is indeed good news.
John Podhoretz’s WHEN HAWKS RUN
Fukuyama basically believes 9/11 was a fluke, a lucky shot. It would be nice if he were right. But it would be reckless to the point of insanity for any American policymaker to count on it. Just as it would be for any American policymaker to adopt the view of the to-hell-with-them hawks.
Thomas Sowell writes about Classroom brainwashing (emphasis mine):
Academic freedom is the freedom to do academic things – teach chemistry or accounting the way you think chemistry or accounting should be taught. It is also freedom to engage in the political activities of other citizens – on their own time, outside the classroom – without being fired.
Nowhere else do people think that it is OK to engage in politics instead of doing the job for which they are being paid. When you hire a plumber to fix a leak, you don’t want to find your home being flooded while he whiles away the hours talking about Congressional elections or foreign policy.
Iran-Syria: Axis of nasty
Maria also sent The World’s Shortest Fairy Tale:
Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl “Will you marry me?”
The girl said, “NO!”.
And the guy lived happily ever after and went fishing and hunting and played golf a lot and drank beer and left the toilet seat up.
At the blogs
ACLU Protects Funeral Protesters, probably because they don’t care enough about the bereaved.
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