Saturday, April 30, 2005

He's just about nailed it, don't you think?

Wonderful interview with Richard Dawkins in Salon (requires that you watch a short add to view the article). Among other things he notes that:

Bush and bin Laden are really on the same side: the side of faith and violence against the side of reason and discussion.

I forget who said much the same thing – I suspect it might have been Umberto Eco – in saying that the worst enemy of the radical is not the opposing radical who wants to just fan the flames thus justifying the radical’s existence but the reasonable moderate who wants come to a sensible agreement and, thereby, threatens the radical’s raison d’être.


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