A Cautious Man
January 13, 2004
 
Your Book With All Your Fears
The NYT has a review of the new book by Richard Perle and David Frum. Please read for yourself, but as for me, I loved the last line:
Such contradictions, combined with the volume's bullying tone and often specious reasoning, make for a strident, sophistical book, one unlikely to persuade anyone who doesn't already share the authors' super-hawkish views and self-righteous braggadocio.
Thanks to No More Mister Nice Blog for the link to the NYT review, although he declined to include the really "good" quotes, such as the one above. There are also a lot of scary quotes from the book, including the following:
Of critics of the Patriot Act, they warn, "We may be so eager to protect the right to dissent that we lose sight of the difference between dissent and subversion; so determined to defend the right of privacy that we refuse to acknowledge even the most blatant warnings of danger."
So, then, in order to save America, we must be less like the America that people want. Is it me, or is this a little scary to hear from influential government advisors?

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