Obama the demagogue: Obama is a speechifier and his recent talk has descended into demagoguery. He does not know how to do practical things and neither does the State Department.
America has been a curse abroad since Clinton’s Oslo Accords. Now there is nothing left but speechifying. In the last few weeks, Obama pitted black against white and poor against rich, hoping to bond the middle class with the poor in opposition to the “working rich.” This is the tradition of Trotsky and Malcolm X.
He thoroughly misunderstands Roosevelt as being in this demagogic tradition. But Roosevelt knew what it would take to rebuild: war. Summer reading for Obama might be Human Smoke: The Beginnings of WW II, the End of Civilization by Nicholson Baker, a detailed day-by-day account of Roosevelt’s return to prosperity not by speeches but by returning to war. And where is Obama's buddy Bill Ayers when he needs a demagogue?
Israel rises: To understand Israel today look to two people: Israeli columnist Caroline Glick, who has a blog under her name, and Israeli radio commentator Tamar Yonah.