U.S. war in Syria:
A looming second Vietnam
The Sanborn House at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire is not only the headquarters of that institution’s English Department, but also an Oxford-like, afternoon tea house where faculty members meet to chat as if they were guests on National Review’s most tenaciously permanent radio program, Ricochet.
The eloquence and uninterrupted but flawless outpouring of complete sentences, particularly during Ricochet’s “Law Talk: Too Much Noise”, are delivered without even a hint of “hmmmm” or “uuuhhhh”; they speak the way Western Union once typed.
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While the “too much noise” of this segment’s title rattles on, the guests are splitting the hairs of intellectual follicles already halved and quartered. Delivered, however, without a pause, “hem” or “haw”.
Despite the American intelligentsia’s increasingly advertised eloquence, or perhaps because of it, Victor Davis Hanson, in the same issue of the National Review, likens current day America to Rome, circa A.D. 200.
Rome survived as the center of civilization for another 300 years. Ergo, America, despite appearances, will do the same.
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Somehow the American Cultural Empire leads in her over-250-year-race with all competitors and will do so for another 300 years, despite its increasingly fractured entrance into the Third Millennium.
Dr. Hanson’s thoughts resemble the daydreams so eloquently shared in the small but hallowed library shelves of Dartmouth College’s Sanborn House.
Two, undeniably mortal enemies of America have not only invaded the United States, but have virtually taken over the White House itself: The International Communist Party (alive and growing for 100 years) and Radical Islam (chronically homicidal throughout its own 1,600 year history) and its “Arab Spring”.
The last time tyranny such as Stalin’s, Mao’s or Fidel Castro’s shared their dreams of world domination with rabid anti-Semitism was the Soviet Union’s non-aggression pact with Adolf Hitler.
Now we have Stalin’s inheritor, Vladimir Putin, sharing his military might with Syria’s Muslim and obligatorily anti-Semitic dictator, Bashar al-Asaad.
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