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Can we learn the real lesson of Bin Laden's death? : Johann Hari - 0 views

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    Scramble the film backwards. Rewind. Go back to the day 10 years ago when the air here in Manhattan was thick with ash and Osama bin Laden was gloating. There were two options for the United States government -- to pick up a scalpel, or to pick up a blowtorch. With the scalpel, you go after the fundamentalist murderers responsible with patient policing and intelligence work, and steadily drain them of their support. With the blowtorch, you invade a slew of countries with a great blunderbuss of slaughter and torture -- and swell the army of enraged jihadis determined to kill. History branched in two possible directions that day.
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The Slippery Slope of "Humane Intervention": Why Do Liberals Keep Talking Themselves in... - 0 views

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    Once again, many liberals have bought into American power as a force for good. But it's just another ugly, expensive war we now own
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Hedges Laments The 'Death Of The Liberal Class' : NPR - 0 views

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    Liberals have conceded the good fights -- organizing workers, preventing war, a greener economy -- to corporations and the ruling powers for decades, argues Chris Hedges. In his book, Death of the Liberal Class, Hedges slams groups and institutions from academia, to the church, to the Democratic par
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