Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Why they hate

A recent cover story on TIME reads, "Why They Hate Each Other." It's a clever play on the recurring theme of "Why They Hate Us." I send kudos to the copyeditor and ask: Is there anyone these fundamentalist muslim extremists don't hate?

We ought to be asking this question. Our leaders may pander to these extremists' wishes and address their complaints, but I imagine these gestures might do little to change what seems to be a systemic, psychologically ingrained need to hate.