Amit Ghate on "Force and Violence"

 Posted by on 10 March 2010 at 1:00 pm  Activism, Government
Mar 102010

PajamasMedia has just published the latest OpEd by Amit Ghate entitled, “Force and Violence: How the Left Blurs Terms“.

Here is the opening:

In a recent New York Times column, Frank Rich attacked and smeared the nascent tea party movement. While most of his diatribe received the fiskings it deserved, one significant fallacy went unchallenged. Perhaps it was overlooked because the left has committed it for so long now that it seems unquestionable. All the more reason to bring it to light.

The fallacy is the equation of violence with force. The error and its consequences are manifest in what the left condemns and condones…

(Read the full text of “Force and Violence: How the Left Blurs Terms“.)

I’m always glad to see more principled discussion of fundamental ideas as applied to the current political and cultural debates.

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Congratulations to Amit for having another fine essay published!

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