Global warming, you say? The Year In Military Heroism, VDH writes to the Europeans, bondage for beginners, and today’s items
2005: The Year In Military Heroism
at at Riehl Worl View
Victor Davis Hanson writes A Letter to the Europeans
The world is becoming a more dangerous place, despite your new protocols of childlessness, pacifism, socialism, and hedonism. Islamic radicalism, an ascendant Communist China, a growing new collectivism in Latin America, perhaps a neo-czarist Russia as well, in addition to the famine and savagery in Africa, all that and more threaten the promise of the West.
So criticize us for our sins; lend us your advice; impart to America the wealth of your greater experience — but as a partner and an equal in a war, not as an inferior or envious neutral on the sidelines. History is unforgiving. None of us receives exemption simply by reason of the fumes of past glory.
Either your economy will reform, your populace multiply, and your citizenry defend itself, or not. And if not, then Europe as we have known it will pass away — to the great joy of the Islamists but to the terrible sorrow of America.
The lumpenproles line up for dinner at Ikea
Stephen Green fisks Der Spiegel’s Gerald Drissner.
Bondage kit for beginners,
plus Che t-shirts, and “hot babe” babies, and the parents who walked in because their little girls wanted to look at the princess dresses on the window are stuck having to do a lot of explaining: Pieter Dorsman has the details.
Blogs that should be turned into TV shows
at Mr. Snitch!
A Real Surveillance Scandal: Rename the FBI building. And leave the Presidency alone. Ralph Peters wants to know Name one honest citizen who has been targeted by our intelligence system. Name one innocent man or woman whose life has been destroyed. He can be reached at the NY Post.
Mark Goldblatt attended a meeting of the Modern Language Association. He found some that claim that “Stalinism got a bad rap”. Surprise, surprise.
The legislative branch legalized corruption years ago. Here’s a post on Democrats Who Loved Jack Abramoff’s Money. Both parties are deep into it.
Dogs as good as screening for cancer detection.
Speaking of dogs, I wonder if this is for real: Ted Kennedy has a dog named Splash and he’s (Ted, or the dog) going to produce a children’s book?? SPLASH? Pleeez! Let’s hope the book doesn’t come out on July 19.
Update Don’t miss today’s Cotillion.