Wednesday, December 22, 2004

The New Mythmakers

"When war is declared, Truth is the first casualty." Arthur Ponsonby

The Neocons have a problem with consistent definitions, but many ways to say it. What the "it" is depends on the caprice of the political backdoor crowd in DC, especially when it come to the so-called "war on terrorism." Please do take the time to read Jonathan Raban's new article in the New York Review of Books, "The Truth About Terrorism," which was posted online today:

If you live, as I do, in an American city designated as a likely target by the Department of Homeland Security, the sheer proliferation of security apparatus in the streets assures you that there is a war on. Yet the nature and conduct of that war, and the character—and very existence—of our enemy, remain infuriatingly obscure: not because there's any shortage of information, or apparent information, but because so much of it has turned out to be creative guesswork or empty propaganda.

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