Ed Driscoll

Compare And Contrast

After Somalia and the Blackhawk Down incident, Osama bin Laden dismissed America as a paper tiger. And presumably, he must have thought continental Europe even weaker, since we supply virtually all of its defense.

Victor Davis Hanson explores the Postwest–“A civilization that has become just a dream”; this anecdote by Mark Steyn puts the feeble current state of the West into sharp contrast with its robust, confident past.

Update: Further thoughts here.