Another Suicide Attempt

“Civilizations die by suicide, not by murder.” I’ve been thinking about Toynbee’s dictum over the past few days, recalling as well the title of Paul Johnson’s chapter on the sixties and seventies in Modern Times: “America’s Suicide Attempt.” I’ve been concerned for some time that we’re repeating the mistakes of the 1970s. I now think we’re embarking on another suicide attempt. Daniel Henninger writes of … Continue reading Another Suicide Attempt

The Balance of Power

Barack Obama seems willing to allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons, while eliminating American missile defense plans and seeking to eliminate the American nuclear arsenal: “…I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending. I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space. I will slow our development of future combat systems…. “Third, I will set a goal … Continue reading The Balance of Power

The Wisdom of Solomon

Lawrence Solomon, that is, who challenges the idea that global warming is a bad thing. The earth was warmer than it is now back in the medieval warm period; the result was increased plant life, increased agricultural production, (relative) peace, prosperity, and a flowering of civilization. The Little Ace Age occurring around 1700 was a time of reduced production, famine, increased warfare, and financial difficulties. … Continue reading The Wisdom of Solomon