Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Extremist ideologies have lately entered a sort of grisly golden age

Op-Ed Contributor NYT: March 23, 2008
Why Radical Islam Just Won’t Die By PAUL BERMAN
With its double roots, religious and modern, perversely intertwined, radical Islamism wields a lot more power, intellectually speaking, than naïve observers might suppose...Extremist movements have been growing bigger and wilder for more than three decades now, during that period, America has tried pretty much everything from a policy point of view.
Our presidents have been satanic (Richard Nixon), angelic (Jimmy Carter), a sleepy idiot savant (Ronald Reagan), a cagey realist (George H. W. Bush), wonderfully charming (Bill Clinton) and famously otherwise (George W. Bush). And each president’s Middle Eastern policy has conformed to his character... Paul Berman, the author of “Power and the Idealists,” is a writer in residence at New York University.

1 comment:

  1. Isnt it obvious that we are in the terminal phase of the Kali Yuga age in which the very worst of humankind altogether is being dramatised all over the planet.

    Which we can all watch in full colour on our TV screens, just like the masses at the Roman spectacles/circuses.

    Extremist ideologies being an inevitable manifestation of the times.

    And their is nothing anyone can do about it.

    Because it is all inter-related and ever new atrocity justs ratchets up the possibilities for more atrocities.

    The immutable laws of psycho-physics. For every action, there will always be in one form or another, and sooner or later, and equal and opposite manifestation or response.