Religion & Beliefs

John Sidney Hitler McCain

Last week, Fareed Zakaria pointed out that John McCain's recent major foreign policy address "contained within it the most radical idea put forward by a major candidate for the presidency in 25 years. Yet almost no one noticed. In his … Read More

By / April 30, 2008

Last week, Fareed Zakaria pointed out that John McCain's recent major foreign policy address "contained within it the most radical idea put forward by a major candidate for the presidency in 25 years. Yet almost no one noticed. In his speech McCain proposed that the United States expel Russia from the G8, the group of advanced industrial countries…It is a policy that would alienate many countries in Europe and Asia who would see it as an attempt by Washington to begin a new cold war."

Well sure, but Zakaria doesn't have the courage to go where the facts should lead him. In McCain's own lifetime, there was another world leader who saw politics as a break in between wars and sought to impose his country's values on the rest of world. That leader saw confrontation with Russia, specifically, as his world-historical destiny, and embarked on an unprovoked attack on the Great Bear that led not only to his own downfall, but to the utter destruction of his state and its political order. That leader's name? Do I even need to spell it out?

 

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