Remembering Hiroshima and Nagazaki–and Manila and Nanjing.

Richard Fernandez writes: As the New York Times remembers Hiroshima, try this quiz. Name the two greatest losses of civilian life in the Pacific war. Hint. In both cases the civilian casualties were greater than Hiroshima’s. In one case the event took place on American soil. Casualties Hiroshima 70,000–80,000 Battle of Manila 100,000 Nanjing 300,000…

The Issue is Islam–and Religious Freedom

Some folk continue to say that the question in the case of the Cordoba Initiative project in Manhattan is the proximity of a mosque to “Ground Zero,” not the building of a mosque per se. They say the issue is sensitivity, not religious freedom. A couple of Canadian Muslims even claim the plan is a…