Sacrificing the Military to Entitlements

Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, a Research Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, and a Professor of Classics and Humanities at the California State University. He is the author of nine books and numerous essays on classical culture and its influence on Western Civilization. His most recent book, Democracy's Dangers and Discontents (Hoover Institution Press), is now available for purchase.


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The Achilles’ heel of democracy.

The Douala-Djibouti Corridor


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How France is enabling a bloc of non-Islamist, liberal democracies in Africa.

Amnesty Ends the American Dream

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Welfare immigration is not an investment in the future.

When The Arab Spring Died

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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The movement that was born in Tunisia, dies in Tunisia.

Jordanian Parliament Budget Dispute Ends with AK-47 Shooting

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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They keep saying democracy is the solution to the political problems of the Middle East.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s False Appeal

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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What if terrorist Islam and political Islam are the same thing?

Rep. Louie Gohmert’s Challenge to America

Faith J. H. McDonnell directs the Institute on Religion and Democracy’s Religious Liberty Program and Church Alliance for a New Sudan and is the author of Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda’s Children (Chosen Books, 2007).


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Why we must defend global freedom and fight Islamic tyranny.

Iran’s Hope for an ‘Islamic Awakening’ in Egypt

Majid Rafizadeh, an Iranian-American political scientist and scholar, is president of the International American Council and serves on the board of the Harvard International Review at Harvard University. Rafizadeh is also a former senior fellow at the Nonviolence International Organization based in Washington, DC and is a member of the Gulf project at Columbia University. He can be reached at rafizadeh@fas.harvard.edu. Follow Rafizadeh at @majidrafizadeh.


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The dangerous power vacuum left by an absence of U.S. leadership.

A Pro-Israel Buzz in the Blogosphere

Jim Fletcher is a member of the executive committee for the National Christian Leadership Conference for Israel—NCLCI—and a prolific blogger. He can be reached at jim1fletcher@yahoo.com


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What American bloggers have to say about the Middle East’s only democracy.

Pro-Islam Western Scholars and the ‘Real’ Islam

Majid Rafizadeh, an Iranian-American political scientist and scholar, is president of the International American Council and serves on the board of the Harvard International Review at Harvard University. Rafizadeh is also a former senior fellow at the Nonviolence International Organization based in Washington, DC and is a member of the Gulf project at Columbia University. He can be reached at rafizadeh@fas.harvard.edu. Follow Rafizadeh at @majidrafizadeh.


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Responding to the self-anointed representatives of the Religion of Peace.