Why They Hate Us

America-haters the world over were ecstatic that the US was not reelected to the UN “Human Rights Commission.” That great champion of human rights, Communist China, gleefully pontificated in their state-controlled media that “the U.S. election loss shows that America’s long-standing pursuit of confrontation and hegemonism in international relations has aroused widespread anger. Its double … Continue reading “Why They Hate Us”

Vidal’s Non-Interventionist Manifesto

Justin has the flu so today we present a classic Raimondo column from last year. October 18, 2000I can write all the columns I want, pointing out this or that outrage committed by the US government in the realm of foreign affairs, railing about the hubris of the empire-builders, proving and re-proving the folly of … Continue reading “Vidal’s Non-Interventionist Manifesto”

The State of the Army, Part 1

"In Israel, every human being is a soldier, and every soldier – a human being," went a famous old saying ascribed to David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s founder and first prime minister. In the pre-sound-bite era, when lengthy and complex slogans were tolerated, this was an effective phrasing to obscure the tension between Israel’s democratic self-image and … Continue reading “The State of the Army, Part 1”

Viva Berlusconi!

An international hate campaign against Italian rightist leader Silvio Berlusconi is now going into high gear. The goal: saving the Euro-communist (“center-left”) government now in power, and derailing Berlusconi’s hopes of becoming Prime Minister in the upcoming [May 13] parliamentary elections. It’s the same sort of drumbeat that greeted the rise of Joerg Haider, the … Continue reading “Viva Berlusconi!”

Getting Away with Murder?

Democrats defend him because he’s one of them: Republicans defend him for ideological reasons; liberals like Robert Scheer give former Senator Bob Kerrey, accused war criminal, a pass, but use the occasion to condemn America as the epitome of human evil; neoconservatives like Mona Charen give Kerrey a pass, and use the occasion to re-fight … Continue reading “Getting Away with Murder?”