Tuesday, October 23, 2007
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AndrÃ© Glucksmann: From the H-Bomb to the Human Bomb - 'With what measureless naivety has the twenty-first-century democratic citizen managed to be surprised when hate breaks down his door? He hasâ€”along with his father and his fatherâ€™s fatherâ€”witnessed, directly or indirectly, wars, murderous revolutions, and the genocides that were the last centuryâ€™s specialty. How could he believe himself immune? â€œNot here, not me,â€ he told himself. But then, on September 11, 2001, Americans saw several thousand of their own assassinated, for no reason. There they were, unsuspecting, in their usual places, at work or at a cafÃ©, white, black, and yellow, housewife and banker, when they suddenly realized that they were targets of an indiscriminate, merciless will to kill...'