In the 1960s Europe made a fateful decision. In the ’50s, Europe and Israel were friends. Britain supplied main battle tanks and the French sold light tanks and fighter bombers. They saw in Israel an embattled outpost of Western ideals in a blighted, backward Middle East. Then, in the ’60s, before the Six Day War, … Read more Islam’s Assault on the West
Revolutions are chancy things. You never quite know what you’re going to get when you start one. We think of the American Revolution as having had only one possible outcome, but that is just not so. For instance, did you know that we came perilously close to a monarchy? That’s right, many of the founding … Read more An Egyptian Napoleon?
Drug resistant diseases are popping up all over the place, partly because we have misused the drugs that we have developed to fight them. Here’s an example. I’ve known Fred (not his real name) ever since he was a kid, and when it came to taking medication he was a complete idiot. Mind-bogglingly stupid. Whenever … Read more Drug Resistant Libya
On April 4th, it was my birthday, and like every other April 4th preceding it, I called my Dad because it was his birthday too. (Yup, I was born on my Dad’s birthday.) We talked for an hour and a half, and at the end of our conversation, my Dad said, “your mother and I … Read more How I Got to be So Hysterical
Magda raised a good point, as she does with rather disconcerting regularity. The Roman Catholic Church HAS had a violent history. In fact, I suspect that its history has been even MORE violent than Islam’s history. However, I don’t believe that this actually points to the error of fundamentalism. I just think that itÂ points to … Read more Quite a Tale