Sunday, May 13, 2007

The No Bomb Turks

Like many people, I have to admit that when I hear the word 'demonstrators', I reach for my flask. But, I'm glad to see 1.5 million marching in Turkey under the banner: "No to Islamic law, no to military coups: a democratic Turkey." I think they're right- the cure for fanaticism isn't militarism- it's democratic humanism. It's good to see the survival of all of those silly old ideas that Voltaire and Diderot wrote about in the modern world.

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