These Are the Men Who Took the Cliffs: On D-Day and Martial Virtue

Ronald Reagan’s speech on June 6, 1984 at Normandy ranks as one of the greatest speeches in American history. Here is the full text, which includes the famous line, “These are the boys of Ponte Du Hoc.” My favorite comes just after: “These are the men who took the cliffs.” Peggy Noonan, the speechwriter, reflected [Read More...]

Charles Krauthammer on American Decline

The always provocative Charles Krauthammer recently published a piece entitled “Decline Is a Choice” in The Weekly Standard that chronicles how liberal political thought is causing the decline of America. Here’s a snatch comparing Europe’s decline and America’s heretofore dominance: The corollary to unchosen European collapse was unchosen American ascendancy. We–whom Lincoln once called God’s [Read More...]


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