The accidental war on terror

Mark Helprin of the Claremont Institute has an important piece out called “The Accidental War on Terror.” Rather than summarize his argument, I will let Halprin (a great writer) present it. Here’s how he begins:
“America has approached the war on terrorism as if from two dreamworlds. The liberal, in which an absurd understanding of cause and effect, the habit of capitulation to foreign influence, a mild and perpetual anti-Americanism, reflex allergies to military spending, and a theological aversion to self-defense all lead to policies that are hard to differentiate from surrender. And the conservative, in which everything must be all right as long as a self-declared conservative is in the White House

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