Handicapping the clash of civilizations: bet on the West to win big

Summary:  Western history is one of clashing cultures, as we see today on a global scale today. Again we respond to jihad with crusade. Previous posts discussed the military dimension of this long war. This post looks at the big picture. Western culture will crush our foes, as it did in the Cold War. We … Continue reading Handicapping the clash of civilizations: bet on the West to win big

A Furious Affair: My Strange Affection for This Very Strange Franchise

Summary: Today Locke Peterseim reviews Fast and Furious 7. Not only is this a fun film, it shows why we're running reviews of popular films and books -- they illuminate the great geopolitical issues of our time. The F&F series shows the clash of civilization in action, and that America is winning. Decisive victory seems … Continue reading A Furious Affair: My Strange Affection for This Very Strange Franchise

France volunteers itself as a front line in the clash of civilizations

Summary: France has become a front, perhaps even ground zero, in the clash of civilizations. For a brilliant analysis see "France Under the Influence" by Diana Johnstone, Counterpunch, 20 January 2015. A few excerpts follow, with comments expanding on them. I recommend reading her article in full.   Contents Context for the conflict History strikes … Continue reading France volunteers itself as a front line in the clash of civilizations

Handicapping the clash of civilizations: bet on America to win

Summary:  The world is wracked by a clash of civilizations. America is the aggressor. The rest of the world is on the defensive. Today we discuss why America is winning, with eventual victory almost certain: western culture will crush our foes, as it did in the Cold War. That means empathy for our foes should be … Continue reading Handicapping the clash of civilizations: bet on America to win

We are the attackers in the Clash of Civilizations. We’re winning.

Summary:  The world is wracked by a clash of civilizations. America is the aggressor. Those who oppose us are on the defensive. America is winning, with eventual victory almost certain. Second in a series, an updated version of posts from June 2008. Contents A spectre haunts the world. Islam vs. America. Long ago some saw … Continue reading We are the attackers in the Clash of Civilizations. We’re winning.