This is kind of a cheap post, in that I have very little insight to offer, other than I read these to articles back to back and was struck by the idea that, as Legolas put it in the film version of the Lord of the Rings: “Something stirs in the East…a sleepless malice.” From the New York Times: 3 Presidents and a Riddle Named Putin From The Imaginative Conservative: Stand, Men of the West! I especially liked the Eliot quote and the paragraph that follows it. Hope you enjoy it, too.
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A friend of mine — a Navy veteran — posted this Breitbart article on Facebook last week, alleging that the Pentagon may court martial soldiers, including military chaplains, who share or promote their faith. As is typical in a case like this, the conservative news sources find the most egregious examples of religious crack-downs (an officer being asked to remove a Bible from his desk) and cite them as the new SOP. Meanwhile, more sympathetic, liberal news sources share examples of their own (a soldier asked to remove an atheist bumper sticker from their car) and insist this is only