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Hubris - A 2 Way Street

Reader comment on item: Saddam the Novelist

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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