Friday Read

Just came across this piece in Vanity Fair, in which Sebastian Junger remembers his friend Tim Hetherington and reflects on ending radicalism in the Middle East. I love the following line on what it means to be an extremist, and I think we should apply it to anyone (including chickenhawk politicians) who fits this defintion.

“Tim (and I) considered as extremists anyone who sacrificed human life for political gain, no matter whether they were American-backed despots such as Hosni Mubarak—whose regimes have killed and tortured thousands of their own people—or a terrorist such as Osama bin Laden.”

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