Honoring our enemies

The self-loathing impulse of America’s elites to honor our enemies appears to run right down to the bone. How else explain the “Crescent of Embrace” memorial to the heroes of United Flight 93, discussed by Michelle Malkin yesterday here and this morning here?
The “suicide of the West” psychology of liberals, diagnosed in 1964 by James Burnham, may be sufficient to explain the phenomenon. In order to understand fully the profound self-loathing that results in homage to our enemies, however, we apparently must write a new chapter to account for the desire to impose on ourselves.

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