A perfect read
at the Taki's Magazine blog has put together a concise
statement of every point Polistra has been trying to make here over the last two years. Roach starts from the same premise: As a nation, America's job is to defend Western Civilization and America's own people. Reasoning purely from this goal, without contamination by any ideology, Roach concludes that we should skip morality, skip the Golden Rule, avoid Wilsonian notions, fight hard and fast when necessary, fight covertly and nastily when necessary.
The comments responding to Roach are equally interesting in a dismal way.... a few show evidence of understanding the point, but most are predictable "recorded messages" from various ideologies.