January 16, 2014
The Most Dangerous Myth: That Liberals Are Peaceniks

Some weeks ago, Andrew Sullivan published a lengthy collection of his blog posts dating back to the September 11 terrorist attacks. He sought to show the chain of reasoning that led him to support the Iraq War, a position that he later regretted. When the Twin Towers fell, I was living abroad in Seville, Spain. Every so often, I craved a connection to home and the events transpiring here. The early blogosphere met that need. Every few days, I’d go to an Internet cafe and spend a couple hours catching up on America via The Daily Dish and Instapundit, along with the many other bloggers linked and excerpted on those sites. It’s only in re-reading posts from those years that I fully see what’s implicit in them.
Right-leaning bloggers of the era held certain prior assumptions about the American left and its willingness to use force.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

The Most Dangerous Myth: That Liberals Are Peaceniks

Some weeks ago, Andrew Sullivan published a lengthy collection of his blog posts dating back to the September 11 terrorist attacks. He sought to show the chain of reasoning that led him to support the Iraq War, a position that he later regretted. When the Twin Towers fell, I was living abroad in Seville, Spain. Every so often, I craved a connection to home and the events transpiring here. The early blogosphere met that need. Every few days, I’d go to an Internet cafe and spend a couple hours catching up on America via The Daily Dish and Instapundit, along with the many other bloggers linked and excerpted on those sites. It’s only in re-reading posts from those years that I fully see what’s implicit in them.

Right-leaning bloggers of the era held certain prior assumptions about the American left and its willingness to use force.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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