File 911: Why We Fight
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John Derbyshire, "The Surrender Option" (9/12/01). Has September 11th vindicated the paleoconservative and neolibertarian isolationists?
Mark Steyn, "Fight Now, Love Later" (9/29/01). Will America Ophra-fy September 11th and decide that "it's time to move on"?
Victor Davis Hanson, "War Talk" (11/2/01). The kinds of "questions" about the war that one hears at campus forums.
Susanna Dorhage et al., "Cette Guerre est la Nôtre" (11/8/01). Nothing unusual about this defense of the U.S. war effort - except that it was written by French intellectuals and published in Europe's leading left-of-center newspaper.
Fred Hiatt, "Our Rose-Colored Cold War" (3/25/02). Cold war policy divisions - previously obscured by the polite fiction that "everybody was against communism" - are beginning to re-emerge as the war on terrorism continues.
David Brooks, "Among the Bourgeoisophobes" (4/6/02). "Since September 11, there has been a great deal of analysis of the roots of Muslim rage. But to anybody familiar with the history of bourgeoisophobia, it is striking how comfortably Muslim rage meshes with traditional rage against meritocratic capitalism. The Islamist fanatic and the bourgeoisophobe hate the same things. They use the same words, they utter the same protests."
Brendan Miniter, "What We're Fighting For" (4/29/02). The ideals of the Declaration of Independence are not just an American idiosyncrasy.
Laurence Grafstein, “Age Limit” (6/4/02). "By relying on the superior morality of their enemies, the advocates of terrorism concede their own immorality and forfeit their own legitimacy."
David Frum, "America in the Dock - The Truth: America Is Indeed Subverting the Middle East" (10/25/02). "The American determination to root out terror - to put a stop to the game where Arab regimes direct their people's anger outward at America and Israel, to eliminate the ambiguity that allows terrorist groups to raise funds more or less openly in states that pretend to deplore them - threatens to upend a system of government to which many in the West have become comfortably accustomed."