Geert Wilders: Speech in Rome

March 29, 2011
Reprinted from– March 26, 2011
Andrew Bostom: 
Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders made a seminal address yesterday evening (March 25, 2011) at the Annual Lecture of the Magna Carta Foundation in Rome, Italy.
As is his wont, Wilders presentation moved far beyond the timorous platitudes about the most obvious (and dangerous) failures of cultural relativism belatedly echoed by Western European leaders Angela Merkel, Nicholas Sarkozy, and David Cameron. Wilders demands that the West acknowledge the jihad-both cultural and military-being waged against it openly and incessantly by institutional Islam, Muslim nations, and the global umma. The Ducth Parlaimentarian concludes his eloquent and informative speech by insisting that four concrete measures must be taken immediately, quoting Ronald Reagan, so we can “…act today to preserve tomorrow.”
  • (1) Defend freedom of speech
  • (2) End cultural relativism and re-assert our belief in the superiority of Western culture compared to Islamic culture
  • (3) Stop the Islamization of the West because, “more Islam means less freedom.”
  • (4) Restore the supremacy and sovereignty of the nation-state Read the rest of this entry »

The Russian Dilemma

March 24, 2011
Georgy Gounev – In the totalitarian Soviet Union, the older generations grudgingly respected America, and most of the youth secretly admired her.  But in present-day post-communist Russia, the United States is hated by the majority of the population.  In fact, polls today reveal that it is the Russian youth who are particularly hostile to America.  Somehow, Russia’s anti-Americanism is far worse now than it was during the Cold War.

So why is Russia enveloped in such a powerful blanket of mistrust and hatred for the United States?