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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Hearing Truth from Bawer

Jamie Gazlov interviews While Europe Slept author Bruce Bawer over at FrontPageMagazine. Check it out, especially if you haven't read the book.

Good quote from the interview:
Americans and Europeans both learned a lesson from World War II – but we learned different lessons. America learned that evil should never be appeased. If Britain and France had not caved in to Hitler at Munich, the war and the Holocaust might never have happened. Europeans, however, have been taught that the lesson of WWII is the evil of war, pure and simple. War should be avoided at all costs. Dialogue is always better than armed conflict. This mentality feeds anti-Americanism – instead of admiring America’s willingness to defend its freedoms in war, which after all is what made possible the liberation of Western Europe from the Nazis – duh! – Europeans see Americans as people who simply love to make war. We’re primitive, bloodthirsty warmongers. They see themselves, by contrast, as the preachers and guardians of a new, more noble and sophisticated era of peace. And they’ll make any compromise in order to preserve that peace.

European Muslim leaders know this. And they’ve manipulated it brilliantly. European politicians have become classic dhimmis, giving in to Muslim demands and being careful to avoid giving any offense whatsoever in order to maintain social harmony. The result, of course, is that Muslim leaders just get more and more demanding, and more and more easily offended.
Read the whole thing, and if you haven't read the book, you should. It'll make your fists clench and your blood boil, but it's one of the most important books of the past several years.

(H/T: Roger L Simon.)

Blogger Kristi said...

Brilliant. I'll put this on my list. (If it's at the library) I put a link to your site over at my blog. I hope you don't mind. :)

Blogger M. Simon said...

Munich was too late.

The Rhineland 1936 was the place and time.

Neville Chamberlain was a man of peace. He had the papers to prove it.


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