Edited by: Douglas A. Jeffrey 2015
188 Victor Davis Hanson: "Rich and conceited Westerners simply could not accept the idea that more people in the twentieth century were killed by Hitler, Stalin, and Mao off the battlefield than on it. How depressing to suggest that the Khmer Rouge, the Hutus, and the Serbians went on killing when left alone—and quit only when either satiated or stopped!"
189 Victor Davis Hanson: "To stop the evil of Islamic fundamentalism, the tragic Greeks would make ready the 101st Airborne and the Rangers, while too many in academia would rather that we chit-chat with him, fathom him, or accommodate him as did the Clinton State Department."
189 Victor Davis Hanson: "[I]f we deem ourselves too smart, too moral, or too soft to stop killers, then—as Socrates and Pericles alike remind us—we have become real accomplices to evil through inaction. Generations slaughtered in Europe, incinerated Jews, massacred Russians and Chinese, and the bleached bones of Cambodians are proof enough of what the Greeks once warned us."
240 "George Washington's statement in his Farewell Address of September 19, 1796: "Of all the dispositions and and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labour to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and citizens...And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion...[R]eason and experience both forbid us to expect that National morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.""
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