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May 9, 2012

"The term 'inglorious' comes to mind."

Islam is dying, too (not quite fast enough for our convenience).
This isn't the struggle against Communism. It'€™s a nasty, dirty, mopping-up operation. Done correctly, it wouldn't be too expensive (for us, that is). The term "€œinglorious"€ comes to mind. Our epoch is a mediocre and nasty one, rather like the second half of the Thirty Years War. That'€™s the part no-one remembers; the really interesting participants (Richelieu, Olivares, Wallenstein) had all died and their epigonoi kept the war going until butchery became boring. People don'€™t like to find themselves in the sort of history that no-one will want to read about in the future. But we have to play the hand we are dealt. -- Spengler - Bernard Lewis' Valediction

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 9, 2012 7:14 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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