Civilization on thin ice

ByANNE ROIPHE
October 1, 2012 01:15

Americans are well behaved in the public square, but listen to their pundits and you get the shivers.




Protesters burn Israel flag at embassy, Cairo

Protesters burn Israel flag at embassy, Cairo_521. (photo credit:Reuters)

I’m not sure that I understand the connection between the man who beats his wife and breaks her jaw and the post-enlightenment culture, all that uplifting Wagner that murdered millions of Jewish men, women and children. But there is one.

There is also a link between the violence we see in the Arab streets and the rage that we know can erupt, does erupt, in genocide or war, even in countries with art museums and concert halls and libraries.

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