[FoRK] <insert big picture here> (was fork re powell .... no wmds)
lgonze at panix.com
Wed Jan 28 08:08:04 PST 2004
Big picture politics:
Since WWII, our master plan was containment of communism. Now the
neocons are offering a replacement plan which is containment of
terrorism, a similarly huge and vague goal.
The difference is that anti-communism was driven by ideology. We
agreed that individual liberty matters, and worked together to maximize
it. Anti-terrorism has no ideological component. It is about the
physical health of the population and the competitive position of
states against non-state actors.
The lurking question is what anti-terrorism has to do with liberty.
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