Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Dangerous Kind of Comfort

“American exceptionalism.” “Racial superiority.” “Papal infallibility.” The “surgical military strike.” The “invisible hand” of the “free market.” The “free press.” The “preemptive war.”
The value of the comforting illusion is generally overrated, and its dangers are always underestimated.
“Liberation of mind is realizing that we don't need to buy any story at all,
” as Steve Hagen wrote.

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