Prof. Paul Eidelberg

Public opinion facing democratic despotism

Public opinion facing democratic despotism

Does public opinion influence Israel's decisions? Shouldn't it make a difference in a democracy", 11/12/2018 07:41
The tragic story of human history

The tragic story of human history

During the past 2,500 years there have been more than 1,000 wars in the western world alone. What does that tell you about the chances for peace?, 25/11/2018 22:11
The end of the heroic:  Senator John McCain (RIP)

The end of the heroic:  Senator John McCain (RIP)

John McCain was living proof of something intangible that American culture has lost., 26/08/2018 23:41
Moral anarchy sweeps across America

Moral anarchy sweeps across America

Maxine Waters is the tip of the iceberg, most of whose destructive powers are under the surface., 29/06/2018 09:34
Middle East paradoxes

Middle East paradoxes

Have you noticed how many ways liberals can avoid calling a spade a spade in when it comes to talking about Islam? , 10/05/2018 11:17
Arab-Islamic Culture versus Democracy

Arab-Islamic Culture versus Democracy

There are deep-rooted basic cultural blocks that prevent achieving democracy in the Arab-Muslim states., 29/04/2018 23:52
Myths about science - Hawking et al

Myths about science - Hawking et al

Actually, scientists can be, and have been, no less rigid than religionists. , 18/03/2018 07:26
Martial versus Democratic diplomacy

Martial versus Democratic diplomacy

The basic difference: Martial diplomacy regards negotiation between adversary states as a form of warfare by other means, democratic diplomacy regards negotiation between adversaries as a means of conciliation leading to lasting agreement and peace., 13/03/2018 08:22
Why does tiny Israel nettle the nations?

Why does tiny Israel nettle the nations?

Haman couldn't stand the Jews and neither can his modern-day counterparts., 27/02/2018 23:13
Why Arab-Islamic culture and democracy are incompatible

Why Arab-Islamic culture and democracy are incompatible

The contradictions between Islamic culture and democracy are fundamental and unchangeable., 20/02/2018 19:06
There will be no Palestinian Arab State

There will be no Palestinian Arab State

Israel is not the problem, the Arabs themselves do not want a state., 18/02/2018 00:50
Abraham Lincoln and our 'ancient faith'

Abraham Lincoln and our 'ancient faith'

The rights in the Declaration of Independence are called "inalienable" because they have been given to each of us by God, and not by the State., 11/02/2018 07:00
Is statesmanship possible in contemporary democracy?

Is statesmanship possible in contemporary democracy?

Television has a way of thwarting statesmanship and its attendant rationality.. “Live” television compels national leaders to react immediately to international crises with little time to reflect, to consult and consider alternatives., 07/02/2018 13:59
On Islamic monotheism

On Islamic monotheism

Islamic monotheism differs profoundly from Jewish monotheism and that is the real conflict., 05/02/2018 06:35
Does Trump understand what the US is up against?

Does Trump understand what the US is up against?

To understand the bizarre behavior of Mahmoud Abbas, one must realize that Islamic terrorism, is not a means to an end, but an end in itself.  The Qu’ran praises the Muslim who “slays and is slain” for Allah (Sura 9:111), 28/01/2018 07:44
The Abbas-Netanyahu irony

The Abbas-Netanyahu irony

Abbas said what Israel should have said long ago - Oslo is dead. Op-ed., 17/01/2018 05:07
Have the  Crusades finally started again?

Have the Crusades finally started again?

A short but inclusive report on the following countries which are the first to ban Islam.  See how the rest of the world is acting fast on the threat posed by Islam and its barbaric Sharia Law., 17/07/2016 01:33
The Jewish claim to “Palestine” versus the two-state solution

The Jewish claim to “Palestine” versus the two-state solution

The Judeo-Christian West and Islam represent what Harvard professor of political science Samuel Huntington famously called a “clash of civilizations.”, 14/06/2016 06:04
Modern Liberalism and the death of civilization

Modern Liberalism and the death of civilization

How the same nihilistic liberalism that flooded US universities and later Israeli academia, resulting in moral and cultural relativism taken to extremes, is now living in a dangerous paradox of its own making., 26/04/2016 06:06
Why a brilliant scholar became ashamed of being an American

Why a brilliant scholar became ashamed of being an American

A normative Republic has metamorphosed into a normless democracy., 01/11/2015 09:05
Three Cheers for Bibi

Three Cheers for Bibi

Giving credit where credit is due., 05/03/2015 23:42
Beyond "Correct" Political Analysis

Beyond "Correct" Political Analysis

The truth is staring them in the face, but despite it, they continue blindly towards insane policies of "territory for peace." Golda Meir saw it long ago., 28/12/2014 06:00
Pluralism and the Clash of Civilizations

Pluralism and the Clash of Civilizations

The West lives in a state of denial., 02/05/2014 09:59
A Generation of the Unteachable

A Generation of the Unteachable

Orwell said it first., 01/04/2014 21:07
Nietszche: Great Learning and Great Idiocy Go Together

Nietszche: Great Learning and Great Idiocy Go Together

Was Nietszche correct on this point? Israeli experts sometimes seem to prove him right., 04/02/2014 08:03
Religion Trumps Economics in the Middle East

Religion Trumps Economics in the Middle East

Even if they knew Dr. Darawshe (see oped article above), it would make no difference to them. Medical aid and economics do not trump religion., 27/12/2013 12:39
Understanding anti-Semitism on American Campuses

Understanding anti-Semitism on American Campuses

17th and 18th century anti-clerical European philosophers started the downward slope from Old Testament values to post-modernity's relative morality., 18/12/2013 06:00
Obama's America, Going the Way of Rome

Obama's America, Going the Way of Rome

Barack Obama is a creature of relativism, even though, without logical consistency, this “post-American” president exalts Islam., 09/12/2013 08:00
Genocide: Dealing with Evil

Genocide: Dealing with Evil

Iran’s genocidal threat to “wipe Israel off the map” or “death to the United States” is not mere bluster. , 25/10/2013 12:15
Beyond Political Dermatology

Beyond Political Dermatology

Moral egalitarianism, moral relativism, the education of israel's higher echelons., 18/10/2013 08:34
Israeli Democracy

Israeli Democracy

It is no wonder that so many citizens feel powerless to affect government actions, such as preventing the freeing terrorists or capitulation to Obama-Abbas., 15/08/2013 14:08
Governance and Accountability

Governance and Accountability

The ills of Israel's electoral system and the maladies of its government. Timely, as negotiations begin, and timely because of the contrast with this week's Torah reading, Shoftim., 08/08/2013 22:04
Martyn Indyk and Moral Equivalency

Martyn Indyk and Moral Equivalency

How much hard work and stamina, how much self-sacrifice and heroism, are required in each generation to defend civilization against its enemies. , 28/07/2013 22:36
On Palestinian Statehood and Its Advocates

On Palestinian Statehood and Its Advocates

Why should any rational person expect it to work?, 12/07/2013 10:04
 A Mystery Solved

A Mystery Solved

Basic laws and basic pride., 27/06/2013 07:33
We Free Spirits

We Free Spirits

The conventional wisdom of Israeli politicians and their academic advisers is off the mark, says this writer., 12/05/2013 06:24
Israel's Strategic, Spiritual Dilemma

Israel's Strategic, Spiritual Dilemma

The basic problem: Whereas Jews prefer to be loved than feared, Muslims prefer to be feared than loved. , 08/01/2013 07:40
Voting in Israel, Part 3: Candidates, Stand Up!

Voting in Israel, Part 3: Candidates, Stand Up!

To the candidates on all sides - tell us what you stand for, defend and posit meaningful positions, the kind Jews have always been able to represent. , 24/12/2012 08:35
Voting in Israel Part 2: Needed: A Judaic National Goal

Voting in Israel Part 2: Needed: A Judaic National Goal

Israel must take her future into her own hands with a distinctive Judaic national goal., 22/12/2012 20:31
A Guide to Voting in Israel, Part I

A Guide to Voting in Israel, Part I

James Wilson's political thought and its 'applicability' to Israel is mind-boggling., 18/12/2012 10:50
For Hanukkah: The True Purpose of the National Camp

For Hanukkah: The True Purpose of the National Camp

How the National Camp can fulfill what he defines as its true mission., 11/12/2012 22:39
Against the Ceasefire: 10 Reasons Why It Won't Work

Against the Ceasefire: 10 Reasons Why It Won't Work

Demonstrable and empirically verifiable truths about Israel’s enemies., 26/11/2012 07:56
US Elections: Balance? Who Needs Balance?

US Elections: Balance? Who Needs Balance?

In the Obama/ Romney race, there are clear and diametrically opposed issues at stake. Balance is not the motto., 12/10/2012 09:42
Needed: A "Voice of America" Aimed at Islam

Needed: A "Voice of America" Aimed at Islam

With internet available worldwide, the U.S. could overcome Islamists through the media, but for that, it needs confident leadership that believes in Western human rights and values., 09/10/2012 14:59
Barak and Netanyahu - Politically Bonded Siamese Twins

Barak and Netanyahu - Politically Bonded Siamese Twins

Barak and Netanyahu behave as if they have learned nothing from the consequences of Israel’s unilateral disengagement from Gaza., 03/10/2012 17:53
Obamagnosis: A Sickness that May be Fatal

Obamagnosis: A Sickness that May be Fatal

Obama’s victory in the 2008 presidential election should be understood as an "electoral" victory of the cynical doctrine of moral relativism over its opponent, the universalism of the Declaration of Independence., 13/08/2012 19:21
The Perils of Semantic Subversion

The Perils of Semantic Subversion

An example of sematic subversion: By making peace and territory interchangeable, the language of "peace" can be used as an instrument of war. , 08/08/2012 17:27
A Call for Courage and Wisdom

A Call for Courage and Wisdom

Can the Prime Minister do anything significant?, 16/07/2012 00:42
Using Conflict Resolution Tools in Arab-Israel Conflict

Using Conflict Resolution Tools in Arab-Israel Conflict

The writer has sharp words for the suggestions and methods being applied to the Arab-Israel conflict by some current rightist activists. , 11/07/2012 18:27
Ishmael and the Temple Mount

Ishmael and the Temple Mount

From occupying the Temple Mount to taking over America step by step. What Islam is all about., 24/06/2012 15:36
Reflections on Israeli Democracy - and Mushrooms

Reflections on Israeli Democracy - and Mushrooms

Is the feeling of powerlessness the inevitable accompaniment or price of democracy?, 10/05/2012 10:40
Conspiracy? Cowardice? What Is Going On in Israel?

Conspiracy? Cowardice? What Is Going On in Israel?

The writer suggests what may be up Netanyahu's sleeve in his choice of a coalition partner - and the process by which the courts might aid his plans, through an analysis of an interview with Knesset Speaker MK Reuven Rivlin., 08/05/2012 20:19
Sisyphus in Israel

Sisyphus in Israel

It seems that Jews, like Sisyphus, are condemned to roll up the immense boulder of Islam’s fourteen-century hatred of Jews. , 13/03/2012 14:21
Obama, the Honest Broker

Obama, the Honest Broker

American statesmen who pose as 'honest brokers' in the Israel-Palestinian conflict are perpetrating this myth to advance their own interests—under the façade of another myth, the “peace process"., 12/02/2012 12:52
The PIE Syndrome of Israel's Leaders

The PIE Syndrome of Israel's Leaders

The PIE Syndrome is rooted in the simplistic idea that Israel’s problems can be overcome by politics in general and by "Correct Political Analysis" in particular. , 06/02/2012 10:42
Public Opinion

Public Opinion

What, exactly, is that "public opinion" that every poll claims to know? Prof. Eidelberg explains., 13/01/2012 08:24