6 Mar 2011
Thoughtful, as always, if perhaps too wide-ranging. A point rarely made in connection with the current Arab revolts is that the situation in Egypt is unique. With over 80,000,000 inhabitants I fear that Egypt has gone beyond the point of no-return as an economic entity. Paul Erlich's "population bomb" is an incorrect prediction world-wide, but is very likely to be correct locally in places like Egypt, Bangladash and Pakistan.
15 Mar 2011
It has happened. For the first time I disagree with one of my favorite authors and even more shocking, on two points. First of all, when these dictators are gone, worse will come. We may have difficulty believing it but I know from history and from the looks on the faces in the crowds that bad as the mad colonel is, there is worse and they will be there when he is gone. Secondly, Islam is the root cause of the problem and without it much would be better not only in one or two countries in the Middle east but in all the world. islam is a cancer that is devouring all that is decent not only in the populations held in its thrall butall of the rest of us who are led by deceitful fools who believe they can somehow manage the monster. Without Islam there would be other problems, but none that I know of that have been successful killing machines for over a thousand years. I never dreamed that I would be living in America and fear having to cry to my children to
21 Mar 2011
"Islam has not found a doctrinal way of rendering unto Caesar those things which are Caesarâ€™s;..."
The reason being that in Islam there is no distinction between what's Allah's and what's Caesar's.
It's ALL Allah's. And if you think otherwise, they get to "correct" you.
24 Mar 2011
Alarmed Pig Farmer
Dalrymple is able to write so incisively because he's led a hands-on life, going into the depths of everyday life in a role that requires skill, leadership and commitment.
Not so our college professors and ruling elites.