Links for 2010-01-11

  • A Conservative Accidentally Makes The Case For Social Democracy | The New Republic – Nel tentativo di dimostrare che un’entità chiamata “Europa” è in declino vis-à-vis gli Stati Uniti, Jim Manzi riesce a sommare una tale serie di errori metodologici e di base dati da imbarazzare un tredicenne. Per tornare ad elaborare in modo efficace, alcuni conservatori dovrebbero prima imparare a far di conto;
  • Zakaria: Don’t Overreact to Terrorism – Fareed Zakaria – – «As for the calls to treat the would-be Christmas bomber as an enemy combatant, torture him, and toss him into Guantánamo, God knows he deserves it. But keep in mind, the crucial intelligence we received was from the boy’s father. If that father had believed that the United States was a rogue superpower that would torture and abuse his child without any sense of decency, would he have turned him in? To keep this country safe we need many more fathers and uncles and friends and colleagues to have enough trust in America that they too would turn in the terrorist next door»;