Selling Purim to Progressives Yet Again

It has been my custom to reproduce this “Selling Purim to Progressives” post occasionally on Purim, with some modifications.  The last time was in 2012.  But when I read yesterday what I wrote then, I realized that little had changed in the last three years.  There was Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu with his annual Purim message: Present-day Iran is Persia, its leader is the wicked Haman, they want to destroy us; if the US doesn’t come through, Continue Reading...

Islam Isn’t the Problem? – Pt. II

Speaking in New York last April, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair issued a dire warning about Muslim extremism.  This aberrant strain of Islam, he said ominously, constitutes a grave threat to international peace and security.  We’d better take note. In an earlier post, I argued that the terrorist menace to the West, specifically that with a Muslim persuasion, is highly exaggerated.  The infrequency with which Americans in particular Continue Reading...