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Created: October 13, 2001
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Journal entry by Darby

Copyright: Jeanne Curran and Susan R. Takata and Individual Authors: October 2001.
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On Monday, October 15, 2001, Darby wrote:

Subject: stuff I'm reading

Said's The Clash of Ignorance:

Great retort to Huntington's Clash of Civilizations

. I just wanted to be sure you saw it. Thank you for introducing me to a contemporary "modern intellectual". His writing is brilliant! If you have a moment also read "JIHAD TILL I DIE" on the PSN listed by DBBwanika. It shows another face to who's on the other side of the bombing. I wish all students would read this and compare these young men's responses with their own. I particularly enjoyed reading about the selling of orange bin Laden T-shirts at the bazaar. Truly, how different is this from us buying red white and blue ANYTHING's? This article also looks at BDA - bomb damage assessment - and the innocents who America calls "collateral damage". "Civilians, of course, don't matter in this hygienic BDA: they are "collateral damage". But the fact is that more than 300 miserable, wretched souls - and counting - are a part of BDA. As a Peshawar scholar said at the rally, "Tony and Bush have already lost the moral high ground."


On Monday, October 15, 2001, jeanne responded:

Darby, I guess the forum works. We're picking the same articles. Now, if I could just find the best material on the conservative side. Will keep hunting, but I'm afraid the most learned conservatives are just being quiet right now in face of the dominant discourse. By the way, Habermas didn't talk about the war or Afghanistan in his Peace Prize speech. Have you come across an English translation of that?

love and peace, jeanne