Monday, September 01, 2008

War or Rolling Over?


The worldview that says removing means of outside leverage against Russia is “punishing” Russia is the same worldview that holds every accommodation and every attempt to pursue common interests through some measure of compromise to be weakness and surrender. A worldview geared towards ceaseless confrontation that defines anything other than ceaseless confrontation as spineless capitulation is a worldview that guarantees the clashes that it pretends are inevitable.

SOME things are genuinely black-and-white; for example, the abortion question.

Others actually require thought. For some people, thought is very, very hard to do.

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