Michael Medved
The two most significant speeches before the United Nations General Assembly showed dramatically different approaches to world affairs. President Obama sought to downplay global conflicts, emphasizing the common goals of all nations and seeing no grounds for implacable conflict. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel took the opposite approach – powerfully focusing on the enormous gap between decent, civilized societies and the fanatically suppressive, theocratic, holocaust denying, nuclear rogue state of Iran. One leader sought to ignore distinctions among nations, and the other tried to emphasize them. History shows no examples of success in efforts to negotiate or minimize profound, values-based conflicts between powerful nations. Those struggles end only when one side wins and the other loses. Ultimately, the Netanyahu approach can protect and promote peace, but the Obama attitude only brings war or surrender.

Michael Medved

Michael Medved's daily syndicated radio talk show reaches one of the largest national audiences every weekday between 3 and 6 PM, Eastern Time. Michael Medved is the author of eleven books, including the bestsellers What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, Hollywood vs. America, Right Turns, The Ten Big Lies About America and 5 Big Lies About American Business
 
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