Does America have the philosphical, moral and spiritual foundation to defeat the advance of radical Islam? Gene Edward Veith isn’t so sure and offers these thoughts:
In some ways, the Islamists have a stronger culture than Americans do—not better, by any means, but more cohesive, more committed to their beliefs, more eager to accept hardship and death in the name of their cause. Our military is that way. But the American culture that sends them into battle seems extraordinarily divided, lacking consensus of morality and beliefs, and paralyzed by intellectual, moral, and cultural relativism. As Yeats said at the beginning of the wars of the last century, “The best lack all conviction, but the worst are full of passionate intensity.”
I have to agree. People who live for ultimate truth are much more formidable than those who do not believe truth exists.