December 10, 2003

Grotesque Relativism Watch "In particular,

Grotesque Relativism Watch

"In particular, we are experiencing what could be called an apocalyptic face-off between Islamist forces, overtly visionary in their willingness to kill and die for their religion, and American forces claiming to be restrained and reasonable but no less visionary in their projection of a cleansing warmaking and military power. Both sides are energized by versions of intense idealism; both see themselves as embarked on a mission of combating evil in order to redeem and renew the world; and both are ready to release untold levels of violence to achieve that purpose."

--Robert Jay Lifton, writing in The Nation.

Posted by Gregory at December 10, 2003 11:15 PM
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