Sunday, September 21, 2003

Broken Windows has great take on the Friedman vs. France piece. Ever notice that these people who say things along the lines of, "Violence is the normal in (insert war-torn area here)," get to go home at the end of the day to suburbs, gated communties, buildings with security cards, etc.? Here's the thing; if one can get used to violence why are you so unwilling to live in a dangerous part of town? Conversely, if the term violence in a particular area has gone on so long as to make it the new normal, haven't we failed somewhere?

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