7 thoughts on “11. september 2001 in memoriam

  1. Lars Andersen

    Politikken benytter dagens anledning til at gøre sig til mikrofonholdere for 9/11 konspirationsteoretikere.Artiklen tager udgangspunkt i amerikansk opinionsundersøgelse af hvilken det fremgår at 36% finder det enten meget sandsynligt eller sandsynligt, at deres egen regering stod bag eller undlod at forhindre 11. september.Hele undersøgelsen er at finde her:http://newspolls.org/question.php?question_id=716Jeg vil blot fremdrage svarene på et andet spørgsmål stillet i samme undersøgelse:The federal government is withholding proof of the existence of intelligent life from others planets?*Very likely 16%Somewhat likely 22%Unlikely 54%Don’t know 8% Og så påpege at flere af respondenterne tror på ovenstående udsagn. Det siger en del…

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  2. US

    En fin kronik. I det hele taget nogle fine kronikker i berlingske for tiden. Jørgen Møllers i foregårs var også godt skrevet, og Per Hansens fra i går ligeså.Bare en skam avisen ikke overvejer at skifte sin USA-korrespondent ud…

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  3. Ian Hawkesworth

    Fremragende kronik, som knytter fint an til Martin Amis’ essay i Guardian soendag ‘The age of horrorism’ se http://books.guardian.co.uk/departments/politicsphilosophyandsociety/story/0,,1868839,00.htmlHermed uddrag: Our ideology, which is sometimes called Westernism, weakens us in two ways. It weakens our powers of perception, and it weakens our moral unity and will.As Harris puts it:’Sayyid Qutb, Osama bin Laden’s favourite philosopher, felt that pragmatism would spell the death of American civilisation… Pragmatism, when civilisations come clashing, does not appear likely to be very pragmatic. To lose the conviction that you can actually be right – about anything – seems a recipe for the End of Days chaos envisioned by Yeats: when “the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity”.’ The opening argument we reach for now, in explaining any conflict, is the argument of moral equivalence. No value can be allowed to stand in stone; so we begin to question our ability to identify even what is malum per se. Prison beatings, too, are evil in themselves, and so is the delegation of torture, and murder, to less high-minded and (it has to be said) less hypocritical regimes. In the kind of war that we are now engaged in, an episode like Abu Ghraib is more than a shameful deviation – it is the equivalent of a lost battle. Our moral advantage, still vast and obvious, is not a liability, and we should strengthen and expand it. Like our dependence on reason, it is a strategic strength, and it shores up our legitimacy.

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