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Tribalism, Post-Tribalism and Counter-Tribalism

The modern left has become a curious amalgam of the modern, the post-modern and the savage.

The Salafi Crusades

The Salafi political victories, militia victories and terror attacks are all part of the same phenomenon, and it is about time that we confronted it for what it is.

A Holiday of Resistance

Chanukah commemorates the physical and spiritual resistance that is required of us sooner or later in all times.

Obama and Morsi: Separated at Birth

Americans weren't ready for a reversal after four years. Will Egyptians be ready to cast down Morsi after a much shorter period?

The Deadly Global Threat of Israeli Houses

Forget the cluster bomb and the mine, the poison gas shell and even tailored viruses.

With a Pocketful of Democracy

To the Muslim world, democracy did not mean individualism, it meant majority rule.

How the Government Class Lives

The government middle class is the most hopeless middle class in all of history. It aspires to nothing and it dreams of nothing.

The Working Class and the Government Class

The government class is being led by liars and fools who see it as a lever for upending and taking over a working class society.

America Has No Foreign Policy

America needs a foreign policy that is bigger than its defensive needs but smaller than progressive ambitions of global citizenship.

With Democracy for All and Freedom for None

Without the individual, the ballot box is only a tool for collectivist impulses and identities.

The Noose Around Israel’s Neck

Only by resisting the noose, can Israel survive. Only by fighting to free its hands, can it resist.

Republicans, Don’t Give Up!

The difference between victory and defeat often comes down to morale.

War Is the Answer

Hamas is not interested in being engaged. Its goal is the destruction of Israel.

The Gates of Jerusalem

Israel is a sideline in a regional struggle by fractured populations who are divided by ethnicity and religion, language and natural resources, to unite into a single commonality.

Incidentism

Once upon a time it was the objective of the military to win wars. Now the objective of the military is to avoid incidents.

A Moment of Truth in Israel

Not long after Qatar's leader paid a visit to Hamas, this latest war began.

The Numbers Game

The key to winning the game is in the numbers. Demographics.

Giant Rats and Tiny Men

Are we going to be Hamiltonians, Jeffersonians or Jacksonians? The question is what do we want?

Carny Nation

Come right in and step right up. See the bright lights and the oddities of nature. Inside folks, for the low price of twenty-two trillion dollars, you can see Binders of Women, Team Big Bird and entire reams of green windmills and fields full of bayonets and horses. Here lies become the truth and everything is full of sugar. And the highlight of the show with be Barack, the Exotic Prince from the Wilds of Indonesia and Kenya, with a special appearance by Oprah and a hologram of JFK. Here in the Carnival of Fools, the party never stops and no one ever has to pay the bill.

What We Lost in This Election

Now that we have lost the election of 2012, where our champion, a third-rate imitation of Ronald Reagan, without either his charm or his principles, who believed in absolutely nothing except being the best salesman he could be; let's pause to reflect on all the things we lost out on through his defeat. When we lose something, a relationship or a job, the grief comes from what we thought we had and what we imagined it was, not from what it truly was. Perspective means getting a true sense of what we had and what we never had to begin with. So let's look at what we might have had with President Mitt Romney.

Obama’s Re-Election: Game Called on Account of Darkness

Readers will notice that my blog, Sultan Knish, did not predict any Romney landslides. It did not engage in empty cheers or promise that he would win half the country and restore moral leadership. That's not what this site is about. This site is about the hard truths and now as we sit in the dark, let's pass out some of those around the room. We can blame Chris Christie, Sandy or Romney's last debate performance. But let's look at the actual election.

Voting isn’t Revenge, it’s ResistanceVoting Isn’t Revenge

There are plenty of ways to cast the divisions between parties and movements, but the elemental act of voting divides rhetoric from motive. Obama called voting the best revenge, because for a sizable portion of his base that's exactly what voting is. Their votes are a violent act, a spiteful assault on a country that they can never participate in for economic or cultural reasons. Change for them is not a positive program, but a negative assault on the national majority. Bankrupting the country by robbing it for their own benefit is their revenge.

Blackout

In Union Square the chess players sit alone under the statue of George Washington waiting for a game. A Latino family, father, mother and son, sit on the sidewalk holding cardboard signs and singing. “I’ll be your friend, when you’re not strong.” The big chain stores are closed but the bodegas are open and Muslim and Chinese storekeepers charge up to ten dollars for a gallon of water. New York City in blackout, in short, is much like New York City as usual.

Benghazi’s Tough Questions

The story of how the Obama Administration failed to secure a U.S. consulate and then failed to send in support while it was under attack may turn out to be the biggest scandal of this administration. But that will only happen if Benghazigate is the subject of a thorough and rigorous investigation. And that means basing stories on facts or on reliable reports, rather than on speculation and internet rumors that no one would take seriously in any other context.

The Liberal Man’s Burden

One-hundred and thirteen years ago, Rudyard Kipling wrote a poem about the American enterprise in the Philippines. The title of that poem has since become a byword for racist colonialism and yet its text is a sardonic recitation of the dim virtues of the "Savage wars of peace." "Go bind your sons to exile, To serve your captives' need;" Kipling wrote. "To seek another's profit, And work another's gain. Fill full the mouth of Famine, And bid the sickness cease." This moral imperialism has never gone away, though it is no longer thought of in racial terms. For over a hundred years, the United States has gone on trying to feed and cure the world, sacrificing for others and seeing nothing in return.

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