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Reader comment on item: Reflections on the Revolution in France*

Submitted by Lee D. Cary (United States), Nov 8, 2005 at 09:59

Daniel Pipes delivers another insightful and provocative interpretation. A point implied, but not directly stated, is probably an affirmation of the obvious: Partisan politics in the West is gradually--as individual countries become victims of the culture war pitting Western societies against some variation of conventional Islam--being reformed around that issue. That seems to be happening in a way that mirrors the impact that the Cold War had on partisan politics in the West.

I'd like to hear more of Dr. Pipes' thoughts on exactly how the French should respond.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I hope to take up the ways I think the French should respond in a future article. For here, let me note that the continuity of Cold War divisions is a topic I took up in "Same Difference," National Review, November 7, 1994, http://www.danielpipes.org/article/260.


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