Author: Alex Christy

The Greater Context of Moving the Embassy to Jerusalem

Monday marked the 70th anniversary of the Israeli Declaration of Independence. The United States’ birthday gift to Israel was to finally move the American embassy to Jerusalem. The decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem was widely condemned by both the foreign policy smart set and foreign governments. However, what Trump did was not radical in any sense of the word. For all the histrionics from the foreign policy establishment, the Europeans, and elsewhere that this destroys years of agreements and precedent, Trump did not comment on what he thought the final status of Jerusalem would or should be in any deal...

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Nothing to Celebrate as Marx Turns 200

In a world full of ideas there are those who come up with some truly awful ideas and therefore are destined to forever be considered null and void. Then there are those who come up with awful ideas, but for whatever reason are still romanticized. Karl Marx is one of the latter and, given that last week would have been his 200th birthday, there were fawning tributes to Marx throughout the world. From the New York Times to a statue in Germany (Yes, Germany where the eastern part of the country lived under the iron boot of the Stasi while being trapped...

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Israel Catches Iran Red Handed

Espionage is, by definition, a secretive business. Sometimes, the greatest intelligence achievements or most daring operations are not known until decades after the fact. However, some operations–usually ones that result in a treasure trove of vital intelligence–are disclosed relatively quickly and deliberately. On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a roughly 20-minute presentation on recently acquired Iranian atomic archives from such an operation. To his right was a PowerPoint presentation, complete with Iranian documents, photographs, videos, and scientific computer simulations. To his left was a bookshelf full of binders and a wall of CDs, all representing the captured materials. Netanyahu’s presentation...

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Alfie Evans and State Run Health Care

If you saw the police guarding a hospital, you would likely come to one of two conclusions.  Either the police are protecting someone important, or they are ensuring that a patient, like a recently caught fugitive or a convict, does not escape. In Britain, they apparently also send police guards to ensure that babies die in accordance with court orders. Alfie Evans And British Healthcare Alfie Evans has been ordered to die by the British legal system. His case will remind readers of Charlie Gard, the British infant whose parents were denied the choice of seeking treatment for him in the United States or Italy....

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Forgetting the Holocaust: A Crisis of Historical Education

General Eisenhower said something important upon the discovery and the liberation of the Ohrdruf Nazi death camp. “We are told that the American soldier does not know what he was fighting for. Now, at least he will know what he is fighting against.” April 12 marked the annual observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is a day in which the world remembers what happened in Hitler’s Germany, and promises that it will never allow such an evil to occur again. However, more than 70 years later, that may be coming less and less true. Americans of the same age...

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