Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Failure of the Homeland Defense: Lessons from History

With the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, America has accepted a permanent, institutionalized state of siege on its own soil. But is this the correct strategy? In this lecture, Dr. John Lewis examines several examples from history — including ancient Greece and ancient Rome — in which great nations, facing attack, have acted defensively rather than with bold offense. The results are clear: such a policy is suicidal. Rather than bracing for further attacks at home or spreading “democracy” abroad, America should destroy her enemies.

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