Radicals

In What Campaign Are Not Apples and Oranges Both Fruits?

HE VOTING HABITS OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC are hardly static, but stunningly dynamic. They must be won like territory in a hot war, but through persuasion—through explanation, argument, rhetoric, reason, the parsing of life itself sometimes. One must fight for ground; one must be bold; one must penetrate into hostile territory, awe the opposition, and seize what he holds dear. The one thing one should not and can not do effectively is to fight from a holding position. That is, and has been the anemic strategy of the GOP leadership for decades. As Sun Tzu put it, "If the enemy...

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Thought Patterns

"It's obvious that Deleuze (the least academic of philosophers) has been co-opted by professor types, tenured radicals and aspiring tenured radicals who in fact are about as radical as your average accountant, and who have zero understanding of the working class or of schizophrenics, two groups Deleuze himself identified with. But none of that for today's PH.d candidate; it's just another fucking job to them. Might as well be associates in a law firm on route to becoming partners." p_antschel Could not be plainer myself. But we understand that's the way it happens across the board.


Those Middle America Radicals

RABBING AN EXCERPT FROM Pat Buchanan's latest essay on the state of the 2008 presidential election: Philosophically and culturally, we are a divided people. Across the spectrum there are us-versus-them folks who see politics as a zero-sum game between Middle America and a global elite. Below the upper-income brackets and along the center-right are the folks the late columnist Sam Francis, citing sociologist Donald Warren's 1976 study, called Middle American Radicals. Richard Nixon brought the "MARs" to national attention when, as David Broder then wrote, the "breaking of the president" was underway in October 1969. Nixon went on television and...


Denmark Evacuates Two Embassies

HE DANISH FOREIGN MINISTRY announced today that it has evacuated its staff from embassies in Algeria and Afghanistan due to violent threats from the so-called Religion of Peace after newspapers reprinted a cartoon depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammed. Embassy employees have been moved to secret locations in both countries' capitals but continue to work, Foreign Ministry spokesman Erik Laursen said. The announcement comes after Danish intelligence officials warned of an "aggravated" terror threat against Denmark since newspapers in the country in February of a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad. The warning specifically singled out North Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan...


Love Thy Enemies

or the politically-challenged, let's go over this once again. First and foremost, PC'ers seem to assume that the jihadists have hijacked, that's right—hijacked—the Religion of Peace. Blogger Dean Barnett puts us back on track: "This view of things is dangerously misguided, and dangerously ignorant. The radical Islamic world doesn’t hate us because our TV shows are too racy or our women too provocative. The Islamic world hates us not for what we are but for what we aren’t. Specifically, the haters at issue loathe us because we’re not Muslims." Here’s how the Ayatollah Khomeini put it: “Those who know nothing...