Entries by Bernard M. Smith

Review of “The Forgotten Soldier” by Guy Sajer, Part 1 of 3

“Only the victors have stories to tell. We, the vanquished, were all cowards and weaklings by then, whose memories, fears, and enthusiasms should not be remembered.” The Forgotten Soldier  Guy Sajer Editions Robert Laffont, 1967; translation copyright 1971 by Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc. Audible edition The other side was bitter beyond belief. *         *         […]

Israel Is Not Our Ally

It is more critical now than ever that we teach our kids and grandkids the importance of our alliance with the State of Israel. They are our most important strategic ally — and they are a dear friend to the United States of America. If we fail to educate our children of Israel’s importance, we […]

Traditional Jewish Separatism and De-humanization of Gentiles: A Review of Stephen Bloom’s Postville

[W]hat the Postville Hasidim ultimately offered me was a glimpse at the dark side of my own faith, a look at Jewish extremists whose behavior not only made the Postville locals wince, but made me wince. Stephen Bloom Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America Stephen G. Bloom Mariner Books, 2001 (originally published by […]

A Traditional Catholic Ponders the West and Its History, Part 1 of 2: My Intellectual Journey

All the utopias dreamed up by the Left inevitably lead to bloodshed—because they conflict with human nature. The classical Marxist Utopian vision of a classless society in the Soviet Union self-destructed, but only after murdering millions of its own people. Now the multicultural utopian version that has become dominant throughout the West is showing signs of […]