The Brink of Madness

By Victor Davis Hanson

Yes, perhaps Israel should have hit more quickly, harder, and on the ground; yes, it has run an inept public relations campaign; yes, to these criticisms and more. But what is lost sight of is the central moral issue of our times: a humane democracy mired in an asymmetrical war is trying to protect itself against terrorists from the 7th century, while under the scrutiny of a corrupt world that needs oil, is largely anti-Semitic and deathly afraid of Islamic terrorists, and finds psychic enjoyment in seeing successful Western societies under duress.

In short, if we wish to learn what was going on in Europe in 1938, just look around.

This is a very short excerpt from an artoicle written by Victor Davis Hanson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is the author, most recently, of A War Like No Other.
Victor Davis Hanson on War on National Review Online

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