Friday, October 19, 2007

Mass murder

When I teach about fascism I always tell students that the term has to be used precisely to denote a specific set of beliefs, rather than generically as a form of political revulsion. Sometimes precision has to be abandoned and one has to react to something that has an air of fascism about it, and last night in Pakistan the atmosphere was poisoned by more than the stench of the corpses of the innocent. It was unmistakable.

Scoop Shachtman has the right response.

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