Thursday, May 22, 2003

Only in America in 2003

A guy actually got booed offstage in a liberal arts college because he spoke out against war.

Here's a quote from Hedge's speech which helps explain why World War II so dominates our thoughts: "As this feeling dissipated in the weeks after the attack, there was a kind of nostalgia for its warm glow and wartime always brings with it this comradeship, which is the opposite of friendship. Friends are predetermined; friendship takes place between men and women who possess an intellectual and emotional affinity for each other. But comradeship -- that ecstatic bliss that comes with belonging to the crowd in wartime -- is within our reach. We can all have comrades."

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