Today on Uncommon Knowledge, John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary Magazine, gives us a lesson in Hebrew – and explains why one little word could help trigger an apocalypse.
Normaliut is a Hebrew word for normalcy…I am apocalyptic because the United States under the Obama administration just wants to be normal – we just want everyone to be our friend. We do not wish to be the formidable leader of the world – and this at a time when an irredentist and apocalyptic regime is sitting on the world’s fourth largest oil reserve in the ancient country of Persia with a leader who is threatening to wipe another nation off the map. A United States that refuses to accept the responsibility that has been laid upon it by world leadership and that simply stands by while an apocalypse occurs? That is the great fear.