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Author: Daniel Greenfield

Daniel Greenfield: It Takes a Good Guy with a Gun to Defend Freedom of Speech

It takes a good guy with a gun to defend freedom of speech.

Daniel Greenfield: Savages With Cell Phones

Race riots usually begin with criminality and end with criminality. They’re protests by criminals on behalf of a dead criminal. The stores with smashed windows aren’t the means to...

Daniel Greenfield: Cartoonists are Controversial and Murderers are Moderate

Controversial, intolerant and provocative. Mainstream media outlets broke out these three words to describe the “Draw the Prophet” contest, the American Freedom Defense Initiative and Pamela...

Daniel Greenfield: The Deconstruction of Marriage

The only question worth asking about gay marriage is whether anyone on the left would care about this crusade if it didn’t come with the privilege of bulldozing another civilizational...

Daniel Greenfield: The Death of the Left

The West didn’t defeat Communism; it held it at bay long enough for it to defeat itself. The Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China crushed Communism more decisively than Goldwater could...

Daniel Greenfield: Gunter Grass and the Left’s Red Flags

A few days after September 11 I saw a quote from Gunter Grass on a Manhattan lamppost. In those dark days, the lampposts and walls that weren’t covered in missing persons posters were...

Daniel Greenfield: The Closing of the Liberal Mind

Suppose that you are a Soviet agent in 1955. Your cover is that of an insurance salesman. Of your two “jobs”, the Soviet agent part is more important, but you need to be a good...

Daniel Greenfield: The Technophobic Democrats

If you believe Hillary Clinton, her email scandal happened because she couldn’t figure out how to do what every American of working age knows how to do; juggle a work and personal email account....

Daniel Greenfield: This Culture War We’re In

How are wars won? To win a war you don’t need to kill every soldier on the other side. What you need to do is destroy the other army as an organized force. You destroy the ability of the...

Daniel Greenfield: Israel’s Leftist Losers

For thousands of years the Jews dreamed of reclaiming their country. The left had another dream. It dreamed of a country run by bureaucrats that worked only three days a week. It dreamed of...

Daniel Greenfield: Obama’s Two State Tantrum

Obama’s two terms showed us that he was a sore winner. Israel’s election showed us that he is even more of sore loser. Ever since Netanyahu survived an election that he was supposed to lose,...

Daniel Greenfield: Obama’s Treason is the New Patriotism

When Republicans complained that Obama refused to talk about Islamic terrorism, he accused them of playing into the hands of ISIS by demanding that he identify the enemy we’re fighting. When they...

Daniel Greenfield: It’s Either Hillary or Biden

Hillary will survive her email woes, but scandals serve as tests that show the strengths and weaknesses of politicians. What the email scandal showed is that Hillary lacks her husband’s breezy...

Daniel Greenfield: The Tolerance Surplus

If you ask American, Israeli and European liberals and leftists what the key problem with Islam is, they will answer that there is a lack of tolerance. Not of course a lack of tolerance on the...

Daniel Greenfield: Nostalgia For A Pre-Obama America

The one thing that Democrats and Republicans have in common these days is nostalgia for a pre-Obama era. The leading candidates of both parties serve as shorthand for a time before the era of...

Daniel Greenfield: The Obama Inquisition

If you want to infuriate a liberal, question his patriotism. He’ll sneer, mock and ridicule the question. And then when he is up against the wall, he will mumble that the real patriots don’t need...

Daniel Greenfield: Our Crucial Choice of the War on Terror

There are two models for fighting terrorism. We can see the terrorists as an external invading force that has to be destroyed or as an internal element in our society to be managed. In the War on...

Daniel Greenfield: The Secular Religion of the Left

For most of human history, men and women have derived their moral dimension of life from the family and religion. Both of those are now dead or dying in the West under the influence of its new...