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January 4, 2010

Prepare Yourself to Strike Back

Terrorism doesn't care a fig for the denunciations of intellectuals.
Intellectuals are easy to cow and terrify. What they fear most is the thousand suspicious glances; the parted curtain looking down from every window; the telephone call made just after they leave; the revolver in the drawer in the little old lady's house. Then the terror goes the other way because every shadow, every sound, every look acquires pervasive menace. The blade often cuts both ways. -- Belmont Club サ Killing the chicken to frighten the monkey

Posted by Vanderleun at January 4, 2010 5:11 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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