Romney Understands Culture

by Carol Iannone

Mitt Romney’s recent remarks on the contrasting cultures of the Israelis and the Palestinians were outstanding. In the recent past he has also noted the importance of Judeo-Christian values to the health of the American nation. For an American presidential candidate to understand and discuss the importance of culture to freedom and prosperity is a major step forward and a huge improvement over Bush-era naiveté about freedom burning in every human heart as the last word on human flourishing and the basis of American foreign policy. Romney’s kind of understanding can have an effect on education too, as the impartation of specific cultural forms and values resumes its importance and multiculturalism is revealed as the fraud it is.  

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