Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Real Battles and Empty Metaphors

Real wars are not metaphors. And real wars have a beginning and an end. Even the horrendous, intractable conflict between Israel and Palestine will end one day.
But this anti-terror war can never end. That is one sign that it is not a war but, rather, a mandate for expanding the use of American power.

Susan Sontag dies aged 71 - Susan Sontag, the writer and activist whose powerful intellect helped shape modern American thinking for nearly half a century, died yesterday at the age of 71 Dec 28, 2004
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