Angela Merkel

We can't protect the West's values by abandoning them

We can't protect the West's values by abandoning them

At a speech in Poland today, President Donald Trump returned to his apocalyptic mode, describing the struggle against what he calls “radical Islamic terrorism” as an existential one for the West. “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive,” he said. “Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?”

Let’s grant for the moment his premise that radical Islamists not only jeopardize our safety through acts of...

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