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Submitted by Francois Medioni (France), Aug 4, 2005 at 15:27

I usually enjoy reading your columns but I was very disappointed with this one.

If we desert this strategical battlefield, the ennemy will win. I truly understand the difficulties you are facing while debating with such extremists or such dishonest persons, however if we don't oppose them we will never be able to defeat their hateful propaganda.

During the Cold War, nobody was really opposing the communist propaganda, that's why the Leftist ideology is so powerful today. This was a big failure of the West. We must not fail again.

In my opinion, it could be possible to create some kind of thinktank with communication experts, rethoric experts, ... This organization will analyse this propaganda and these methods and define winning strategies to defeat these guys, to expose their lies and make our ideas prevail.

We must not rely on cavalry to fight them because we are the cavalry. If we don't defeat them, nobody will defeat them for us.

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