Tomorrow night is Rosh Hashana, one of the two High HoIy Days of Judaism, or "Days of Awe," as they are called in Hebrew. The other High Holy Day, nine days later, is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
Just as there are many Christians who only go to church on Christmas and Easter, there are many Jews who only go to synagogue on Rosh Hashana and...Read more
What is the difference between a leftist and a liberal? Answering this question is vital to understanding the crisis facing America and the West today. Yet few seem able to do it. I offer the following as a guide.
Here's the first thing to know: The two have almost nothing in common. On the contrary, liberalism has far more in common with ...Read more
For those unfamiliar with the term, Marranos was the name given to Jews in medieval Spain and Portugal who secretly maintained their Judaism while living as Catholics in public, especially in the 15th century during the Spanish Inquisition.
There is, of course, no Spanish Inquisition in America today -- no one is being tortured into ...Read more
All my life, I have known this rule about people: Those who don't fight the greatest evils will fight lesser evils or make-believe evils.
This happens to be the morally defining characteristic of the left. During the Cold War, many liberals and nearly all conservatives fought communism, but the left fought anti-communism. The left opposed ...Read more
"Our leading media" are characterized by "indefensibly corrupt manipulations of language repeated incessantly."
Patrick Lawrence in The Nation, Aug. 9, 2017, on the media's reporting of the alleged collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia
To understand America's crises today, one must first understand what has happened to two ...Read more
I am writing this column to inform readers of some good news.
The sustained efforts of individuals, organizations and the media who oppose everything people like me stand for -- America as an exceptional nation among the nations of the world; the unique contribution of the Judeo-Christian value system in shaping America and the best of Western ...Read more
Most Americans are at least somewhat aware of what is happening at American (and European) universities with regard to conservative speakers. Universities disinvite conservative speakers, never invite them or allow the violent (or threatened violent) prevention of them. No non-left-wing idea should be permitted on campus.
But we may have hit a ...Read more
Bret Stephens devoted his New York Times column last week to admonishing me for my tweet from two weeks ago and critiquing my follow-up column last week explaining the tweet.
The tweet reads, "The news media in the West pose a far greater danger to Western civilization than Russia does."
Since he wrote the column as a "Dear Dennis" letter to ...Read more
An Act of WarMichael K. McMahan
When Lt. Travis Kelly kills a North Vietnamese officer near the Cambodian border in 1969, he tries hard to put the incident--and the rest of the Vietnam War--behind him. But like so many of Travis's experience in the war, this one comes continues to haunt him decades ...
Last week, I tweeted, "The news media in the West pose a far greater danger to Western civilization than Russia does."
To my surprise, the tweet went viral. And while there were more likes than dislikes, 99 percent of the written reactions were negative.
Typical reactions were:
--"Move to Russia."
--"Your very full diapers ...Read more
Last week, The Atlantic rendered a great service to those of us who contend that America is in the midst of a civil war between the right and the left. It provided a smoking gun -- actually, the gunshot itself -- to those of us who contend that the left (never to be confused with liberals) is intent on dismantling Western civilization.
It ...Read more