I couldn't help but notice this topsy-turvy column by Chris Hedges that is pretty well the antithesis of my morning column on the terrorism of Anders Behring Breivik. His point can be summed up neatly in this line:
I worry more about the Anders Breiviks than the Mohammed Attas.
For those keeping score, we have precisely one case of terrorism by a Norwegian right wing nutjob and 17,000 attacks and counting just from the past decade by a global movement of violent Islamists.
Good to see Hedges has his priorities straight.
Sam Harris, accused in the piece (not for the first time by Hedges) of being a fundamentalist maniac advocating a nuclear first strike on Arab nations, responds:
I hope Truthdig readers appreciate the irony here. In his latest fever dream of an essay, Hedges declares that Christopher Hitchens and I (along with our pals on the Christian right) are incapable of “nuance.” Amazing. Nuance is really what one hopes Hedges would discover once in his life—if for no other reason than it would leave him with nothing left to say.
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