November 09, 2004
The Freedom Factor

Instapundit linked up this Harvard Gazette article that makes an interesting claim... terrorism doesn't seem to be caused by poverty, but instead by a certain level of political freedom. Too little, and nascent terrorists are turned in to the secret police by their landlady. Too much, and would-be bombers simply form their own party. According to the study, it's countries that are transitioning from one to the other where terrorism has the best opportunity to take hold.

Posted by scott at November 09, 2004 03:09 PM

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I thought you might like to check out this site that features paintings made by my father, Robert Shetterly: . It depicts people who fought for freedoms in the U.S. and helps us to remember that we can speak truth to power. Here's a great example of one of the portrait quotes: James Baldwin: “People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster.”


Posted by: aran shetterly on November 9, 2004 05:16 PM
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