Peggy Noonan provides us with some historical background to Trump’s trip to Poland and his speech there.
“The West is not just a political but a cultural entity worth fighting for. It is a real thing, has real and radical enemies, and must be preserved.”
That’s Noonan’s assessment, her summing up of Trump’s speech, his championing of Western Civilization, parts of which follow.
“We write symphonies. We pursue innovation. We celebrate our ancient heroes . . . and always seek to explore and discover brand-new frontiers. We reward brilliance. We strive for excellence. . . . We treasure the rule of law and protect the right to free speech and free expression. We empower women as pillars of our society and our success. . . . And we debate everything. We challenge everything. We seek to know everything so that we can better know ourselves.”
We need this Trump. We need to hear this much more often. We need more of Trump being the adult in the room. We need President Trump.