Mar 26, 2013

Eye For An Eye: The Case For Revenge

The Chronicle Review

A surefire way to establish one's moral superiority, certainly in our society and in most Western nations. is to renounce any interest in revenge. No matter the damage done, the outrageousness of the conduct, or the magnitude of loss, most people will reflexively wave off any suggestion that vengeance is what they desire. Indeed, they will indignantly deny having a vengeful streak, as if nothing could be so shameful as the simple wish to settle a score. Take your pick of maxims: "Vengeance is beneath me"; "I'm not out for revenge, I just want to make sure this doesn't happen to someone else"; "All I care about is justice, not revenge."
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Mar 15, 2013

Osama Bin Laden’s Son-in-law Turns War On Terror Into War On Confusion


The War on Terror, a phrase that President Obama has not favored, now looks more like an internal war of confusion when it comes to America's handling and prosecution of suspected terrorists.
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