Now President Trump, in what was his most lauded speech since he announced his run for president, has committed an unspecified number of new soldiers to the fight and the United States to a new strategy in Afghanistan. Inevitably, his critics on the left and even some on the right questioned the wisdom of this, given that the sixteen-year Afghan campaign makes it America’s longest war and one that we’ve lost because roughly 50% of the country is now in the hands of our enemies.
While most of the US press was totally fixated on attaching the labels of racist, bigot, and white supremacist to the President, it totally missed one of the biggest stories in a generation—a nuclear war with North Korea was averted.
Throughout the 1930’s Walter Duranty was The New York Times most celebrated reporter. He was its Moscow correspondent, for whom it submitted a request and received a Pulitzer Prize. Among the many of Duranty’s malevolent falsehoods published in The Times were his denials that Stalin’s forced collectivization of farms caused millions of Russians to starve.
It seems that only a President Trump could proclaim, “Let us all fight like the Poles, for freedom, for our country, and for God,” and still provoke an avalanche of attacks from the left and its legions of media allies. His speech was his finest so far because it drew the left and the right out, compelled us to respond, and was a defining moment, especially for them.
Bolton proposes, in what could be read as a letter to the Trump Administration, a way-forward after the defeat of ISIS. While his recommendations are fraught with peril, they are, in my opinion, irrefutably correct.
If we allow our election process to be subverted to the point where we see our elections as a sham, can we really expect to retain our constitutional republic?
The historian Tacitus recorded an event where a first century Roman general, stationed in Gaul on the west side of the Rhine, witnessed a massive battle between two waring German tribes which left thousands of dead across the river.
In early April of this year, at a joint news conference with King Abdullah of Jordan, Trump said Syria is now his responsibility, added that Syria had crossed "more than a red line," and that he inherited a worldwide mess and intended to fix it. Predictably, this caused the “destroy-Trump” media, from CNN to the [...]
I recently caught up with Peter to ask him what he thought about the new North Korean nuclear missile crisis.
I write in Lessons from Fallen Civilizations, Vol. II, “In 2009, upon his release from Camp Bucca, Iraq, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the future sultan of ISIS, said to his American captors, ‘I’ll see you guys in New York City.’” In a week when most Americans were primarily focused on North Korea and the three-front war [...]