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Reader comment on item: Harvard Loves Jihad

Submitted by Matt Harris (United States), Jun 15, 2002 at 23:02

In his reproach, John Johnson seems to disregard his own title, "No Sense of Responsibility." If allowing "the talk to go ahead" is immeasurably irresponsible, then there is no finite context by which to quantify that irresponsibility. The current trend of hyperbole, and Mr. Johnson's seemingly innocent use of it (although it matters not), reinforces the notion that society is moving in the wrong direction; that is, away from constructive discussion on these and other issues. There is a war going on, not the least of which is the battleground for public sentiment. And I fear that losing that battle will have far more lasting consequences than winning the war...

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