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Americans and Europeans: Martians & Venusians?

Reader comment on item: Europeans: From Venus?

Submitted by Michael A. Coffey (United States), Jul 16, 2002 at 09:40

Dear Dr. Pipes:

Your commentary citing the Hoover study is excellent.

I would suggest, however, that the body politic of our Republic also contains Venusians. Within the American Academy there is a predominance of those adversarial to the U.S. projection of force in our national interests, witless in their misunderstanding of the need for the skillful application of force in confronting Islam and largely brain dead regarding the effectiveness of negotiating with evil. They cannot even recognize the existence of the latter.

Yours is an extraordinarily clear voice in an extraordinarily muddled time. Thank You.

Michael A. Coffey

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