Friday, November 20, 2009

Leftist unreason

Sam Harris, one of my favorite writers, put it well a few years ago in this essay:

Unless liberals realize that there are tens of millions of people in the Muslim world who are far scarier than Dick Cheney, they will be unable to protect civilization from its genuine enemies.

We may not be there yet. This is admittedly anecdotal, but today I played a game called Loaded Questions with a left-leaning friend. The game consists of answering questions on various topics. The question I asked from the game that inspired the post was this: if you could lock up one person (anyone in the entire world)in prison, who would it be? I picked Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; she chose Dick Cheney. Sam, you would have been so disappointed. Apparently, there are no Muslims scarier than Cheney after all.

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