Matthew Yglesias: Getting Rid of the "War on Terror" MindsetQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|From the beginning, the idea of a "war on terror" was fatally compromised by the obvious analogy to purely metaphorical wars such as the war on drugs or the war on poverty. Our acclimatization to such metaphorical wars lets the use of the term slip past our censors without real scrutiny of the implications.|
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