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My hat's off

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Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Jun 25, 2010 at 15:15

My hat's off to Shahzad, precisely because he has broken out of the pattern of Islamicist mendacity. He's admitted guilt, so let's get on with sentencing.

The Marxists used to go around speaking of the "historyless peoples" (the mother of oxymorons if ever there was one--and one of the things that makes me marvel at Marxist chutzpah when they call the rest of us "racist") who simply didn't count in the grand scheme of historical necessity. Their lock on much intellectual discourse in America has led too many Americans to believe that nobody but Europe and the Americas has any history, plans, or purposes until the big, fat "WE" get involved. On the one hand, it has the commendable effect of making our policy community bend over backwards to avoid giving offense; on the other, it blinds our policy community to the possibility that there are people out there who hate us as much or more for what we are as for what we have done.

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