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problems. every nation has questions where to draw borders. the british have the irish problem and the indians and pakistanis fight over cashmere. but there is no political party in the state of israel to reach the parity of the populations and that will not happen thank you for tackling this timely topic.
and to have that reaction from them. but to have that disadvantage not having read your book just yet. and with the emergence of nationalism. and as an anomaly the example in this case and then to knock themselves out for a lifetime and with a lifetime of 70 years and that the same sort of thing now.
with the infallible wikipedia. and we also note that we are conservative in the case of germany and austria and basically have followed two different paths and then they seem to go along the more national conservative map and germany and more liberal conservative path. so along those lines have you had any thoughts to what the future might hold. >> and hear what i am trying
to do i am trying to address ideas that is sufficiently useful. they don't care if they confuse it with their labels since the fall of the berlin wall every major political party and with the liberals that they have all been war monks one or another form of liberals there is almost no conservativism to be found all
of them whether socialist or libertarian all base their worldview on what we have been discussing on the assumption that there is no fundamental issue if it needs to be cohesive or not. it is irrelevant. it doesn't matter what america's party is called if she doesn't see the question. and not proposing a certain policy but with the question involved with 1 million are chilean people and then to see the questions that is raised what will happen to the cohesion of six iad?
so that conservative party and i'm not talking about racist or anti- muslim and then what will hold the society together from literally turning into mutually hostile societies that hate each other and are scared of each other and can only be reconciled by force? if you have your eye on the ball that is a traditional conservative issue going back centuries. but the rest are all liberals in the question is can we get responsible intelligen intelligent, minimally decent before the stalinist to say
enough. >> two points. first, let me say i much appreciate the opportunity to hear what you have said about nationalism brickle it is in my judgment, a fundamental principle of the conservative movement in the united states. to support national sovereignty. globalism is known to be a very big thing but i'm interested in reading your book. there is a growing problem of
conservativism but you watch cnn and msnbc too much. [laughter] i am personally acquainted with the leaders of every significant conservative organization in the united states and i can tell you that at isi and my organizational leadership a white nationalist is last seen out the window with a footprint on his butt. [applause] so the third thing is my question. [laughter] i know a lot of people in this room and antithetical to it.
and then we have to face it so in what ways is it encouraged by the system in israel? >>. >> i thank you only asked one question. [laughter] but let me first say something i didn't use the term white nationalist i said white identity politics which could be white nationalism. talking about young people i
was definitely not referring to the established institution twenties in the thirties through the internet but not the kooks because of these people so that these are sophisticated and they know the knowledgeable and highly cultured i would be happy and nothing would make me happier that they should remain a french phenomenon so when we
meet oregon - - in ten or 20 years i can just say you are right they were just a french phenomenon and i made a mistake. afterwords look into the question share information amongst yourselves and decide but unfortunately i am right. [laughter] >> civil discourse by the way. there are many aspects and then to self identify as a jewish state meaning the constitutional tradition reflected of israeli laws
but everybody serves in the army. that is a cohesion creating the thing the understanding your country needs your service the whole population is grateful to have your service. if you are christian or muslim you can get married at that service but jewish and get married at the jewish service. but what does the country feel like? it feels like a country that has religious and national traditions which are explicit and shared by the overwhelming majority of the population. but some of that is true but
that is an oversimplification but i also published an essay called conservative democracy. what is america's history of cohesion and what that should look like. i think the starting point has to be the united states understood itself to be a christian people the supreme court recognizes it as such. on january 1939 you won't recognize he thinks it's a
liberal democracy. for him what will they be fighting for? and with those communist powers and what is it fighting for? first, our religion no politician would say that today. second, two other things a democratic form of government and a willingness to allow other nations to live in peace with their own rights that we call nationalism today. but religion is the most important thing because it is from the democracy to have those christian traditions.
the supreme court decisions it is unconstitutional in the united states. with the general establishment of religion it doesn't belong in our schools at all. i don't have a clear understanding of how america makes that tradition of a god-fearing democracy to a liberal democracy. but the possibility of what makes america cohesive? with a common religious nationalist tradition that brings outsiders into accommodate jews and muslims that the society is dominated
but a certain inheritance passed from one generation to the next. america has that in the unequivocal way up until world war ii and had some of that so it doesn't get to the point where nobody has any idea really. so i think that what is needed for people that are interested in this issue of cohesion to dig into america's history and then not be recognized and then nowhere from 1776 but that's not a legitimate way of thinking of history so take that anglo-american tradition the common-law inheritance
, the christian religion, the way in which newcomers were incorporated and of course the traditions of freedom. so what made america cohesive? what made it such an incredibly powerful nation that people would want to come to join? and then they want to come and join. what was that? i think it can be found historically but conservatives need to stop with the universal principle and with
the history of its own and then to understand what was it that held it together? so i will say one thing. i don't want to make recommendations but that the non- teaching of scripture in schools is a absolute catastrophe. but the bible is the cornerstone of western tradition. [applause] >> i love it but that is not
the cornerstone of the anglo-american tradition. that is the bible. and then to create an entire week that they are inculcated. and not just the liberal influences. like john dewey and mainstreet stuff when you clean the entire week from the entire reference to god in scripture so the person can live without it in the nation can live without it in america was formed without it. but that's the way they are educated. but the supreme court has made it tough to teach the bible there was never ruled as illegal.
that his philosophy or history or literature still americans do not teach bible in school that's not the fault of the courts but because of every school district in the united states and if you want to understand it sounds controversial but if you dig back what unites americans i think the entire tradition is held together with the king james bible almost the entire thing i'm not talking about the gospels but the old testament is all about in the formation of nations.
and then they thought this would teach me something important. that was eliminated from education. it's impossible. it is a place to start with the statesmanship i have great respect for that program an institution because this happens all the time for aristotle to woodrow wilson is there but it happens every time every political theory
program none of them that i know of start with a come on - - the political teachings that is what they were reading. it is. it is true. [applause] >> we ran a little long and i'm glad we did. i want to leave a little bit of time thank you doctor for your remarks and for giving us a very valuable and valid history lesson. my son is a junior at george
washington university and recently told me if you want to be a history major you no longer have to take a single semester of american history at george washington university in the united states of america. that is the pinnacle of our educational establishment right there for call though i'm not sure international relations is much better. so with that being said. so buy a book or two or three or a dozen. and that's why it won the conservative book of the year award. and then to found it with the
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