The Corner

Re: Insurgency

From a reader:

Your reader wrote:

“If I try to mind-read Michael Moore, what I think he thinks is that even if pulling out American troops leads to chaos, it at least won’t be chaos that gets more of our people killed…. I actually am grateful that you acknowledged that most leftists don’t romanticize the insurgency — given the level of the rhetoric out there these days, that’s progress.”

Wouldn’t you consider Michael Moore comparing the insurgents to America’s founding fathers “romanticizing” them? That was right from Moore’s mouth, not rhetoric from the right…

Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor of National Review and the author of Suicide of the West, holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute.

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