Archive for December, 2001

Selective Indignation: Bin Laden’s Inhumanity, and Ours

Published on ZNet,, 12/20/01 The reviews came in quickly, and to no one’s surprise, the verdict was two thumbs down. “Can you believe how ruthless this man is? How cold blooded?” “That monster has no regard for human life.” “What kind of person laughs about the deaths of thousands of innocent people?” These are […]

Playing the World War Two Card: Nostalgia and the War on Terrorism

Published as a ZNet Commentary, December 16, 2001 Traveling through airports can prove to be quite an educational experience. Therein, one can engage in people watching, examine the culinary habits of corporate types and tourists, and occasionally gain insight into the mindsets of one’s fellow citizens, or at least some of them. This one can […]