In a most striking irony, Lech Walesa, the man who helped bring down Polish communism, is now making a mistake that defined communism: thinking that man's ideas can replace eternal faith.
Some people try to explain why Asians, and Asian-Americans, succeed so well in education and in the economy by some special characteristics that they have. That may be true, but their success may also be due to what they do not have — namely "leaders" who tell them that the deck is so stacked against them that they cannot rise, or at least not without depending on "leaders."
What kind of leader wants a military more loyal to himself than to the rule of law? And why? These are two questions to ponder when considering the strange happenings in the armed forces since Barack Obama took office.