Last Sunday’s unity rally in Paris’ Place de la Republique demonstrates the resiliency of the French and their democracy, which solemnly expressed its solidarity and intent to respond to terrorism with strength and defiance. Depending on the nature of this response, French Muslims — particularly their inclusion in French society — may not recover. Since […]
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by David Patterson to discuss the our military’s preparedness to deal with terrorism, how the budget process hinders mission planning and what characteristics are important for a Secretary of Defense.
The following is a guest post from political scientists Claire L. Adida (University of California, San Diego), David D. Laitin (Stanford University) and Marie-Anne Valfort (Paris School of Economics), the authors of the forthcoming “Why Muslim Integration Fails,” to be published by Harvard University Press. ***** In the wake of France’s worst terrorist attack since 1961, many are asking […]
The international community is abuzz this week, expressing solidarity with victims of the Parisian terrorist attacks and acknowledging that, not only have the Chibok girls not been “brought back,” but that Boko Haram has extended its power across northeastern Nigeria in a particularly brutal manner. Observers and pundits have caved to the temptation to draw […]
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Dan Kochis to discuss the terror connections that the Paris attackers shared, if this style of attack is the future of terrorism and the hack of DOD twitter account.
This is getting remarkable. We’re seeing some possibly unexpectedly hostile reactions to the administration’s decision not to send anybody to participate in France’s anti-terrorism unity march: Mike Lupica: “Everybody knows how complicated this country’s relationship with France has been, in war and in peace. Certainly there have been times when the leaders of France could have done better by us. We should have done better | Read More »
The press today is an army with carefully organized weapons, the journalists its officers, the readers its soldiers. But, as in every army, the soldier obeys blindly, and the war aims and operating plans change without his knowledge. The reader neither knows nor is supposed to know the purposes for which he is used and the role he is to play. There is no more | Read More »
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There is a very simple explanation for this: “President Barack Obama will not join other world leaders at Sunday’s Paris march in tribute to the victims of this week’s Islamist attacks in France, a US official told AFP.” Basically, President Obama legitimately and genuinely does not understand why it is necessary for him – or a sufficiently dignified surrogate* – to represent our country at | Read More »
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On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the latest developments in the Paris terror attacks, the press coverage of Charlie Hebdo’s comics, and if the European experiment has failed.
Defiance is the opposite of submission. When submission is demanded, the only available options are absolute, unambiguous defiance, or some degree of compliance with the demand. Once you’re in compliance, only the degree of submission remains to be debated. This is particularly true when the demand for submission concerns a core principle, a veritable pillar of civilization, such as the right to free speech. Few | Read More »