Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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From the Establishment, a news flash.

The greatest threat today, writes Andrew A. Michta, dean of the College of International and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, is "the self-induced deconstruction of the West." 

In a complementary column headlined "The Crisis of Western Civ," the New York Times' David Brooks identifies the driver of self-deconstruction thus: "Starting decades ago, many people, especially in the universities, lost faith in the Western civilization narrative. They stopped teaching it, and the great cultural transmission belt broke." 

What is immediately stunning about these observations is the implication that this breakdown all around and inside "the West" or its "narrative" was some spontaneous thing. 

Brooks writes: "It’s amazing what far-reaching effects this has had. It is as if...

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Via Gates of Vienna, with thanks to Ava Lon's translation and Vlad Tepes' subtitling. 

Revivifying.

Update:

Frank Hesperado writes in with more on Farid Samhi, noting:

"... within a few minutes of Googling, I found another public screed of his, in 2011, after he was apparently expelled from the political party of Marine Le Pen, and among the things he badmouths her with is that "Marine Le Pen est financé par l'Etat d'Israël pour faire de l'anti-islamisme" ("Marine Le Pen is financed by the state of Israel to do anti-Islamism").



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSwXAhRJ0MY



At about the same time, Smahi also said:



« L’islamophobie...

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Fuzzy video, yes, but for musicality and creativity this 1958 clip from The Steve Allen Show  is off the charts. Enjoy.

 

Frans Timmermans, whose recent tweet about embracing "diversity" is above, is the No. 2 man person in the unelected, unaccountable, and very powerful European Commission that controls much in the lives of the 500 million people who live in Europe. He is obsessed with enforcing "diversity" on Europe, even as Europe is dying from it.

"Diversity" for "diversity's" sake -- or something else?

In a 2015 essay documenting the fanatical Islamophilia of Timmermans and his fellow European Union officials, Fjordman quoted Timmermans as saying:

The rise of islamophobia is the one of the biggest challenges in Europe. It is a challenge to our vital values, to the core of who we are. Never has our societies’ capacity for openness, for tolerance, for inclusion been...

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There are compelling moral and political reasons to resist the grandly vacuous memorial to Eisenhower that will one day adjoin the National Mall, none of which even blip on the special radar screens of court history.

The following presidential press conference exchange of July 17, 1957, however, almost takes the cake. The man was unable to mount a defense of free society against a Soviet military apparatchik! I suppose that makes Ike's the perfect presidential memorial to follow FDR's, the president we remember for doing so much to entrench and expand the Soviet Union and centralize and socialize the US government (no, we don't remember him for that but we should). 

From...

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