Monday, September 14, 2015

America's Suffering From A Crisis Of Confidence

By Mike Gonzalez, Sep 13, 2015 Daily Signal

Syria’s raging civil war has transfixed the West’s collective consciousness two summers in a row: last summer with ISIS’s unspeakable barbarity and in 2015 by unleashing a refugee crisis on Europe. Those searching for solutions would do well to take a comprehensive approach.

Yes, better military options are needed in the Middle East. But in the current struggle with Islamism and other ideologies bent on destroying Western principles, we are facing something much more acute: a crisis of confidence.

This crisis of confidence is as pervasive as it unnoticed. We have even come to see the Information Age—fueled by American technological innovation—as a subversive threat, because it helps recruitment, rather than as a facilitator of many of our cherished freedoms.

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