Article is worth a read.
Sounds like a good read ...
But I'm not soiling my keyboard on the NYT website --
thanks for posting an excerpt (...now go fumigate your computer)
posted on 11/10/2009 2:08:08 PM PST
by El Cid
(Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
Does Hasan get the Congressional Medal of Freedom and four Purple Hearts for his action under stress?
posted on 11/10/2009 2:09:43 PM PST
by Ole Okie
Notice how the headline editor is putting Rush and Therapy as a dig on Rush Limbaugh.
NYSlimes strikes again.
posted on 11/10/2009 2:46:11 PM PST
(VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
posted on 11/10/2009 7:56:45 PM PST
(Xin loi minh oi)
Brooks still irritates me - here he displays all the intellectual depth of the average undergraduate philosophy major, prattling endlessly about "narrative" and how one's actions are a story one chooses to represent the murky recesses of inner self to the outer world. Hasan, in this rather constricted moral arena, has apparently chosen poorly, and his apologists in the media not a great deal better. One tires of commentators who indulge themselves in the very postmodern abuses they are attempting to criticize in others.
That said, I agree with Brooks that the media rush to excuse the actions of a mass murderer are reprehensible and poorly grounded, an attempt to construct a narrative that excludes the inconvenient facts of Hasan's obvious religious motivation. That isn't even a narrative, it's a fairy story. One longs for a narrative that actually does include the facts. One longs for a truth that transcends narrative.
Unless you want to be depressed, skip the reader comments.
Plenty of “America’s evil foreign policy drives Islamic anger” and “ALL extremist religions—especially Christianity—do the same” sort of drivel.
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