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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives at the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

Understanding 'illiberal democracy' and the fight for the West

Western leftists likes to mock Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban when he infamously said that Hungary would pursue an "illiberal democracy" in opposition to Western European social democracy — which might more accurately be labeled as intolerant socialism. If one wants to be intellectually rigorous (not a virtue common among liberals), it's necessary to dig deeper into Mr. Orban's concept to see what he is actually talking about.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was overheard on a hot mic confronting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over anti-immigrant posts, amid complaints from her government that the social network isn't doing enough to curtail racist comments. (Bloomberg News/File)

Time to fight the EU's online thought-control push

It's hard to think of a more damaging display of elitism caught on tape than German Chancellor Angela Merkel's 2015 confrontation with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, when she demanded that he "fix" anti-immigrant posts showing up on his social media network.

Mississippi Power's Kemper County energy facility in central Mississippi near DeKalb, Miss. The power plant is designed to use a soft form of coal called lignite in a gasification process to generate power. The plant, America's newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-backed technology that removes carbon dioxide and keeps it out of the atmosphere. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

The left is lying on clean coal

Energy is a national security issue and learning how to best achieve energy security while simultaneously reducing CO2 emissions should be the goal. It is time to set the record straight on clean coal technology.

Supporters of opposition lawmaker Nikol Pashinian dance in Republic Square in Yerevan on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Pashinyan has urged his supporters to block roads, railway stations and airports on Wednesday after the governing Republican Party voted against his election as prime minister. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Vendettas In Armenia

As the ancient Confucius saying goes, "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, first dig two graves." Nikol Pashinyan and his zealous prosecutors should remember this truism.

Illustration of George Soros by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

U.S. diplomats in Albania flout disloyalty to Trump

The previous U.S. ambassador to Albania, Donald Lu, was well known for pushing an agenda on the Albanian people, acting like a czar, supporting the Socialist government at the direction of George Soros, in one of the most pro-American countries in the world.

An American flag is seen through rain drops on a window as rain falls in Baltimore, Sunday, April 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

How to destroy a society

If I wanted to destroy an enemy society, and had a long-term focus, wanted to do it stealthily, and effectively, to make the society destroy itself and the ability to defend itself, I would do the following:

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as he shakes hands with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani prior to their talks at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Turkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on some U.S. products like cars, alcohol, and coal _ a move that is unlikely to have much economic impact but highlights the deteriorating relations with the U.S. in a feud that has already helped trigger a currency crisis. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)

Turkey hasn't been a U.S. ally for some time

Turkey is not an ally. Turkey has not been an ally of the West for a long time. Turkey is a corrupt, Islamist regime that cannot be trusted to defend the alliance, at least not until there is a leadership and political change in-country.

Botswana

As China corrupts Africa, African leaders follow suit

The West, especially the United States, has long attempted to infuse the African continent with the rule-of-law concept and practice. This is not only the business of investment protection and property rights, but also geopolitics, as the competition with China is heating up.

Injured person is taken to ambulance after a missile from Gaza Strip hit in the town of Sderot, Israel, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Sirens wailed in southern Israel warning of incoming projectiles from Gaza and Israeli media reported two people were lightly injured from shrapnel in the border town of Sderot. (AP photo/Yehuda Peretz)

Rockets fly again in Sderot

Channeling their inner Hitler, who loved to fire unguided V-2 rockets at London, causing panic and fear, and the deaths of thousands, the "peaceful" Palestinians are at it again, firing Katusha rockets into southern Israel at border towns along the Gaza Strip.