Call Me Stormy

Finding righteous currents in turbulent times

Is it Midnight at the Oasis?

We rarely showcase 50-minute lectures on Call Me Stormy. It’s just not our speed. Chalk it up to Attention Deficit Disorder or living in a fast-paced society. Whatever, but we don’t go for the long-winded stuff. Our material’s more modest: In and out, ten minutes or less.

Today, we’re making an exception to that rule by presenting Caroline Glick’s inaugural Henry M (Scoop) Jackson Lecture on National Security. In her riveting and powerful talk, she outlines how the United States is shooting itself in the foot — and also undermining Israel — by embracing naive, boneheaded policies in the Middle East. What are we doing wrong?  For one thing, we’re trying to make nice with Islamic extremists in Egypt, Iran and elsewhere, when time and time again, history has shown that appeasement doesn’t work with these bad guys.

Glick boasts some powerhouse credits. She is director of the Israel Security Project at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Center for Security Policy. Give her a couple minutes of your time, and if you’re like us, you’ll be hooked by her wise and deeply strategic thinking. H/T American Power

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