October 13, 2004

The appalling thing is, I've enjoyed their books in the past....

If you need a justification for US unilateralism, here it is...

These people are declinists. Britain, and Western Civilization are acceptable to them as long as they are in decline. They rather liked America right after 9/11, when they assumed we would now understand that we should be more humble and supine. As soon as we decided to fight back (and even worse, win) they returned to hating us. The same sort of people felt sympathy for Jews after WWII--until Israel won a smashing victory in 1967. Then the old anti-semitism rose to the surface.

Actually, I've never been able to read Dawkins, he's too much the "village atheist" for my taste.

(Thanks to Tim)

Posted by John Weidner at October 13, 2004 10:22 AM
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