One of the issues with which I
wrestle when I blog is when should I use analogies from history or not. I am something of a history freak and
strongly feel we should learn from history and apply its lessons today. And one lesson is it is much easier to
call out and to stop evil early on than after its malevolence is fully
unleashed. Hence my early and
frequent warnings about Obama.
At the same time, I neither want
to trivialize history and suffering, particularly such dark periods as the
Third Reich, nor do I want to become an obnoxious version of the boy who cried
So there is balance somewhere in
referring back to dark historic episodes.
But finding it is often no easy matter.
First Things has just posted one
of more thoughtful columns I’ve seen on this quandary, from John-Clark Levin. I commend it to you.
Labels: First Things, history