Thomas Friedman Is at It Again

(IDF troops seen operating in the Gaza Strip in a handout photo released December 25, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces))

“What is certain, however, is that part two of this degradation will occur in the not too distant future, and part three some time after that, if this advice of this New York Times columnist is followed.”

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Islam and the West: Culturally and Theologically Divided

Painting from the Istanbul Museum of the History of Science & Technology in Islam

“The cultural and theological division between Islam and the West is real, and these differences in religious philosophies play themselves out in a very concrete way in the modern world, just as they have in the past and will continue to do in the future.”

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Against Michelle Wu’s Anti-Market Real Estate Proposal

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“If Chairman Wu were in power when Henry Ford was ruining the blacksmith, horse training and saddle making industries, she would have taxed the latter and subsidized the former. How about when computers took out the typewriter, carbon paper, and correction fluid (Wite-Out) industries?”

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Review: “In Defense of Civilization” by Michael R. J. Bonner

“Bonner has done a great service in reminding us what true civilization means, the cost of losing it, and how we can regain it.”

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In Reply to Beckeld: What Is “the West” Nowadays?

A pro-Palestine rally in New York City (Jason Beeferman/POLITICO)

Where I may disagree most emphatically with Beckeld is in his idealization of the ‘West,’ which is supposedly currently at war with barbarous ‘non-Western enemies.’ From my perspective, much of what we see in the impassioned pro-Hamas protests represents where Western civilization has moved in the last hundred years or more.”

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What One Must Understand about the New Israel War

A banned pro-Palestine demonstration in Berlin, Germany on October 15th. (Paul Zinken/picture alliance/Getty Images)

The ‘peace process’ and the ‘two-state solution’ are other thought clichés that must be questioned because ultimately whoever speaks of these, or even more generally of a ‘political settlement,’ has not understood the conflict at all.”

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Why I Left the Democratic Party to Support Donald Trump

(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

“I realized that if my Columbia education were to have any meaning, I would have to be bold and risk my music career and go public with my support of President Trump, who was the President of the United States at the time of my graduation in 2017.”

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Patrick Deneen: “Regime Change: Toward a Postliberal Future”

“The so-called conservative movement of the 1980s was anything but conservative.”

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What Karl Marx Can Teach Us about Abortion

What better way to avoid paying for maternity leave, family health insurance, and other perks than to make sure that one’s employees never have children?”

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Urgently Reconsidering the Doctrine of Multiculturalism

An October 9th demonstration in Sydney, Australia (AAP Image/Dean Lewins via REUTERS)

As is sadly often the case, it is only when an issue becomes overwhelmingly acute or when it is too late to correct course, that those once derided as alarmists are dutifully acknowledged to have been correct all along.”

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The Media’s Blood Libel of Israel

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All of this could have been uncovered with measured reporting and a skepticism that avoids trusting the word of the baby-murdering terror group, Hamas.”

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Black Lives Matter’s Shameful Response to the Attacks on Israel

A Palestinian flag at a Black Lives Matter march in Cleveland, Ohio in 2020. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)

Meanwhile, the silence of companies such as Ben and Jerry’s that claim to support injustice is deafening. Clearly, when the issue of state-sponsored violence against the nation of Israel is in question, silence is an option…”

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As the Violence Escalates, We Mustn’t Forget the Role of Iran

The disturbing element here is not just the escalation but the advanced level of military precision demonstrated by Hamas—an unnerving signal that Iran’s influence is looming larger than ever.”

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War in Israel, War in the West


This is not Israel’s 9/11. It is not even Israel’s Pearl Harbor. It is worse by an order of magnitude. The closest parallel is the Rape of Nanking.”

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Iran Invades Israel Through Hamas

But one thing is absolutely clear: This is war, not just a terror attack. This is war not just by Hamas on Israel, but by Iran—through Hamas—on Israel.”

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