Chemi Shalev -- The Terrorists Have Won? Nope - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jack
    • 19.04.13 | 22:14 (IDT)

    I usually enjoy Chemi Shalev's writing and find it insightful and challenging and liberal -- which is where I stand. But I thought that today's piece misses the point about the civility of American life. Those who wish to stand transfixed in front of their computer or TV while nothing is (yet) happening may do so. Others can proceed with their lives, knowing that the news will reach them soon enough. The brazenness of the act at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and the number of people affected IS significant. And life will (hopefully) return to usual soon enough. But right now, there is a murderer on the loose and we can sit still until he is captured or worse. (I would have preferred to send this to the author and not start a discussion on it. . . but couldn't figure out how to do that.)

    from the article: The Boston bombers have already scored a tremendous victory for terror
    First published 20:40 19.04.13 | Last updated 20:40 19.04.13
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