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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Joel C. Rosenberg
The press already has billed President Obama's first jaunt to Israel since entering office as yet another charm offensive, a "symbolic visit" or simply a photo op. The White House does not appear to be festooning the four-day trip with any fancy predictions either.
He has been called a "modern-day Nostradamus" for his novels, which seem to be ripped from the headlines -- next year's headlines.
"Conservatives have a chance to connect with the culture through fiction," he said, noting that others on the right, including William F. Buckley Jr. and Oliver North have written novels, while evangelical authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins scored a megahit with their "Left Behind" series of apocalyptic fiction.
"They are evil, they have a voice, and we understand them — they seek our annihilation," he says.