Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Endless War: A decade after 9/11, civilization must still defend itself. - By Christopher Hitchens - Slate Magazine

Endless War: A decade after 9/11, civilization must still defend itself. - By Christopher Hitchens - Slate Magazine:

Hitchens clearing away the poppycock.
Human history seems to register many more years of conflict than of tranquillity. In one sense, then, it is fatuous to whine that war is endless. We do have certain permanent enemies—the totalitarian state; the nihilist/terrorist cell—with which "peace" is neither possible nor desirable. Acknowledging this, and preparing for it, might give us some advantages in a war that seems destined to last as long as civilization is willing to defend itself.

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