Friday, January 04, 2013

Jacoby on the Cause of Evil

As usual Jeff Jacoby gets to the heart of the matter, it's not the tools we use to harm, it's the evil that exists in us that's the problem.
Murder isn't caused by poverty or gory videogames or low self-esteem – or guns. Nor are wars caused by nuclear missiles, or al-Qaeda terrorism by box cutters. We fool ourselves if we imagine that by fixating on missiles and box cutters we can avoid reckoning with the cruel side of human nature.

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