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The Morality of Dissent

>[Views] that offer an informed critical analysis of the Bush administration’s foreign policy, particularly with regard to the Middle East, are not part of the national conversation in the United States. And until Americans can have that conversation with themselves they will not be equipped to converse with the rest of the world about the relative legitimacy or otherwise of their government’s actions but will instead continue to retreat into a combination of belligerence, bemusement, defensiveness and demagogy.
Just one excerpt from a lucid, even-handed piece in today’s Guardian by Gary Younge examining mainstream America’s alarming fear of dissent.