29 July 2016

Islamism is an attack on our civilisation – this must be recognised, not evaded

.... Barack Obama has centred his foreign policy on the idea that the West is what is wrong with the world, and has refused to let the word “Islam” pass his lips in relation to violence. His evasion of reality has left the way open for the belligerent rantings of Donald Trump.

On Thursday, accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton outlined a portrait of her politics. At least, unlike her predecessor, she speaks of “dealing with determined enemies who must be defeated”.

At least, unlike Mr Trump, she understands that “America is great because America is good” rather than just because it is big. But this is not much to go on. Our leaders need to tell us a lot more about how to save the West. It is getting late. [The Telegraph] Read more