Wednesday, January 15, 2003

The Intellectual Origins Of America-Bashing  

The world seems to divide itself into those that view America as inherently evil and those that do not. Two good articles found today on this: Lee Harris has a long article in Policy Review (reprinted on OpinionJournal today) and Ken Sanes writes about three "super-systems" (American, Islamic and European). "America-bashing has sadly come to be 'the opium of the intellectual,'� writes Harris. " And like opium it produces vivid and fantastic dreams."