Stephen Schwartz argues that it's not Israel and not the West.
The principled jihads of al-Jazairi and Imam Shamyl, who remain legendary heroes to Muslims everywhere, contrast brusquely with the heartless terrorism of Osama bin Laden. But the fact that Muslims facing humiliation and even the threat of genocide do not automatically turn to extremism and terrorism is most dramatically illustrated by the recent history of Bosnia-Herzegovina. In the war that savaged that country in the 1990s, thousands of Muslim women and girls were raped, hundreds of thousands of innocent people were murdered, at least half a million became refugees, and 2,000 mosques were destroyed by Serbian forces. Yet the Bosnian Muslims never turned to terrorism, nor even to an extremist form of Islam. Not one Christian church or Jewish synagogue was attacked in the Bosnian Muslim zone. The Bosnian Muslims looked the same and spoke the same language as their Serb foes; had they wished to carry a terror war deep into Serbia, it would have been absurdly easy. The Bosnian Muslims, like Abd’ al-Kader al-Jazairi and Imam Shamyl, strictly distinguished between combatants and noncombatants.
"Americans Are Living Better Than They Have At Any Point in Human History." Read about what Hans Riegel, Helen Greiner, John Mauchly and John Eckert, Chuck Hall, Hiram Moore, Percy Spencer, Vladimir Zworykin, Frederick McKinley Jones, Philippe de Girard, Arthur Fry, and Stephanie Kwolek have done for us.
You might have missed that Crystal Mangum, the accuser in the infamous Duke "rape" case, was convicted last week of second-degree murder. Here, lest we forget, Roger Kimball summarizes the reprehensible aspects of that case.
Seems to answer the important questions, including the one about the "magic bullet".
82 minute documentary about New York City in 1977. The documentary focuses on the new music of that year--punk, hip hop, and disco--but it's especially interesting concerning how bad off the city was then. Apparently, big cities in a lot of trouble can be saved.
(Some NSFW words and images--this was the heyday of Studio 54 and Plato's Retreat.)
See also the disturbing 1975 "Welcome to New York City" pamphlet.
You should never ride the subway for any reason whatsoever.