Collateral Damage

Science, evolution, and politics explained.
Sept. 17 2001 9:30 PM

Collateral Damage

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It may sound like we've reached the reductio ad absurdum of my argument. I seem to be talking about fighting a war while trying to avoid antagonizing the enemy! But I submit that this is the weird new reality we face. And if the language we're using to describe that reality makes it seem inconceivable, then it's time to find some new language.

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