Karen and I are gathering our thoughts and memories for the next chapters of How I Married Karen, which should also be titled How I Married Robert.
In the meantime, I’d like Seraphic Secret readers to read the words of a truly wise man. Victor Davis Hanson knows more about the rise and fall of civilizations than any man alive. He puts the current war in Iraq into historical perspective and guess what? it’s not all that unique. In fact, we’ve been here time and again.
My friend Azriel G. has brought to my attention another excellent article by Victor Davis Hanson. As always, Hanson brings a fresh persepective to some old ways of thinking. In this article Hanson pretty much puts to rest the idea that what’s needed in Islam is a Reformation. Hanson argues, persuasively, that the Jihadists need to destroyed, preferably through a decisive civil war. This essay is an intellectual gold mine and I urge all my readers to give it a careful read. Hanson is our preeminent thinker on how the West can best confront the threat of Jihad and the “useful fools” (Lenin’s phrase for western liberals, not mine) who, as always, urge policies of appeasement.