Obtuse as a moose

My first job is to protect the American people. It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris. –President...

Blame the Jews

David Harsanyi at The Federalist France’s President Charles de Gaulle changed his mind about the Jewish State. There were a number of complicated reasons for his decision, but after the withdrawal from Algeria in 1962, de Gaulle abandoned Israel, and made nice with...

Thinking about Jews

Burt forwarded an email with this compilation of quotes about the Jews. As a gentle gentile, I’ve long been fascinated by the utter irrationality of anti-Semitism, not that all bigotry isn’t irrational. But even if you hated every Jew with all your heart,...

the new cowardly anti-semitism

Victor Davis Hanson: An obscure academic organization called the American Studies Association not long ago voted to endorse a resolution calling for a boycott of Israeli universities. The self-appointed moralists were purportedly outraged over the Israeli government’s...

A Train Near Magdeburg

First person history. Excerpt from Wayne Robinson, Move out Verify: the Combat Story of the 743rd Tank Battalion (Germany, no publisher, 1945) There was another sidelight to the death of fascism in Europe.  Only a few of the battalion saw it.  Those who did will...