Sunday, July 10, 2005

A thought-provoking editorial in the Guardian
Nick Cohen writes a powerful editorial in the Guardian today, in many ways echoing Paul Berman's take on Islamic fanaticism in Terror & Liberalism:
Whether you are brown or white, Muslim, Christian, Jew or atheist, it is uncomfortable to face the fact that there is a messianic cult of death which, like European fascism and communism before it, will send you to your grave whatever you do. But I'm afraid that's what the record shows.
And in conclusion:
But the greatest [task in these coming days] is to resolve to see the world for what it is and remove the twin vices of wilful myopia and bad faith which have disfigured too much liberal thought for too long.
Exactly.

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