history

Our War against Memory

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Two millennia after Roman autocrats’ destruction of statues, and armed with the creepy 20th-century model of Fascists and Communists destroying the past, we, of a supposedly enlightened democracy, cannot even rewrite history by democratic means — local, state, and federal commission recommendations, referenda, or majority votes of elected representatives. More often, as moral cowards, we either rely on the mob or some sort of executive order enforced only in the dead of night.

If We Erase Our History, Who Are We?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Our new America is to be a land where all races, tribes, creeds and cultures congregate, all are treated equally, and all move ever closer to an equality of results through the regular redistribution of opportunity, wealth and power. We are going to become “the first universal nation.” “All men are created equal” is an ideological statement. Where is the scientific or historic proof for it? Are we building our utopia on a sandpile of ideology and hope?

Is Christ a Revolutionary?

Father Jerry Pokorsky, CNS News

Christ is indeed a “revolutionary.”  His revolution does not deny history or man’s dignity.  Nor is it violent or ideological.  It is personal.  His is a spiritual revolution that ultimately overthrows all sin, suffering, and death with sacrificial love. It is profitable as individuals and as a nation to take an honest interest in history and culture.  After all, Jesus did.

Hillary, Hitler & Cold War II

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

If there is a Cold War II, or a U.S.-Russia war, historians of tomorrow will as surely point to the Bushes and Clintons who shoved NATO into Moscow’s face, as historians today point to the men of Paris who imposed the Versailles treaty upon a defeated Germany in 1919.

Afghanistan Least Supported War in History

Courtney Coren, Newsmax

Fewer than 20% of Americans support the war in Afghanistan, making the longest conflict in the nation's history the least supported war as well, a new CNN poll reveals.

Reagan: ‘The Butler’ Distorts, Lies

James Arkin, Politico

Michael Reagan says the glossy Hollywood production unfairly depicts his father as a racist.