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Thursday 317

Lenny

Filed under: Politics, Society — zundel @ pm

Something Called Terrorism” 1986 speech by Leonard Bernstein (1918–90) in The American Scholar 2008-08

I had never before been so aware of this metaphorical being, The Enemy; but the more protection one has, the more danger is implied; the stronger the defense, the greater must be the threat.

There is no enemy; there is the American principle of free debate; fighting against an invented enemy is wasteful; fighting for ourselves and one another is constructive, is sharing—otherwise known as love.

How likable!

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