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Hubris - A 2 Way Street

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Submitted by Darwin Barrett (United States), Jul 9, 2004 at 20:49

Hubris is the result of an ego out of control. This is definitely true in Saddam's case, but it is also a defining characteristic of western civilization. Ignorance is another characteristic shared by Saddam and western civilization. Western civilization is ignorant of Islam. War is a clash of ignorant people with out-of-control egos.

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What Nukes? There were other weapons. [67 words]TinoJul 16, 2004 19:1515981
A great service [37 words]Josh BassonJul 11, 2004 16:4715945
Other Worldness [104 words]Carol FischerJul 11, 2004 12:3815944
Hubris - A 2 Way Street [53 words]Darwin BarrettJul 9, 2004 20:4915939
Saddam's Novel [12 words]Jim O'BrienJul 9, 2004 09:4715933

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