Skip to main content

View Diary: Romney/Ryan Foreign Policy? "Lewis Doctrine" Redux (8 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  And Spencers disagreements with Lewis (5+ / 0-)

    are less frequent than their agreement. The issue (at least for Spencer) is Lewis' relectuance to always embrace the full-bored insanity. Spencer was quite delighted when Lewis slipped into Bat Ye'or-ish rantings about "Eurabia."

    Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. (Terry Pratchett)

    by angry marmot on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 11:41:28 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  In my personal opinion, I think Pipes and Lewis (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      angry marmot

      are closer in thinking than Spencer and Lewis.

      Both Lewis and Pipes (I am referring to Daniel and not his father), believe that not all Muslims are bad, Islam is not inherently evil, and that Islam is a religion much like Judaism and Christianity. Both are also neocons, and support U.S. might abroad in the Muslim world.

      I have been keeping track of Spencer for some time now, and in contrast Spencer does believe Islam is inherently evil:

      “It’s absurd” to think that “Islam is a religion of peace that’s been hijacked by … extremists”
      Spencer does not believe you can tell the difference between a good and bad Muslim (or that there may not be good Muslims in the first place):
      “I have written on numerous occasions that there is no distinction in the American Muslim community between peaceful Muslims and jihadists. While Americans prefer to imagine that the vast majority of American Muslims are civic-minded patriots who accept wholeheartedly the parameters of American pluralism, this proposition has actually never been proven.”

      I am not a fan of Lewis or Pipes btw, but both are far more rational than Spencer is.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site