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April 28, 2004


Glenn Reynolds sums it up.

Why is international public opinion not outraged at the treatment of women in Islamic fundamentalist societies? Why is it easier for millions of people around the world to see America as the great evil, rather than the countries in which governments ignore such horrific abuses of women?

Because elites around the world see American culture as a more immediate threat to their power than Islamic fundamentalism.

These elites include French oil and defense industry interests, state broadcasters including the BBC and CBC and all too many state funded academics masquerading as revolutionaries.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 28, 2004 07:44 AM

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"... academics masquerading as revolutionaries."
Reminds me of what Stephan Lewis briefing the press on a report he collabrated on at the UN. He clenched his fist, rapped it against the table several times (gently), and promised to execrate publicly those really bad people. Unfortunately, his personal manner at such times makes him look pompous, ridiculous, and ineffectual. As in: I would follow him out of curiousity, if I was giggling too hard.


Posted by: J.M. Heinrichs at April 28, 2004 09:43 AM

I don't know about you; my world has space for more than one evil. Rather a lot of them, truth be told.

Posted by: Watson Aname at April 28, 2004 01:34 PM

Yep, plenty of evil to go round.

Posted by: Flea at April 28, 2004 05:28 PM

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