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November 30, 2005

That'd Get Us In Deepak

Man, Deepak Chopra's got some poor policy ideas (I know! Shocking!). On his list of problems facing us, he includes:

· Radical Islam opposes modernism.
· Religious fundamentalism is growing in almost every society.

His solutions?

· Let Islam develop on its own, without our interference.
· Let Islamic countries take the lead in fighting terrorism, aided by the entire international community.

Yeah, that should fix things. Correct vicious fundamentalism by determined noninterference and then hand over terrorism-fighting duties to nations and governments that often sympathize with the terrorists. Brilliant.

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Who the fuck invited Dubious Dr. Chopra to open his quack hole? He should stick to muttering about Chokras and leave the forign policy to poeple who know a thing or two about the real world. Of course, same could be said about Bush...

Posted by: Keith | Nov 30, 2005 3:39:09 PM

I don't know that those really count as 'policy' ideas because they're about as vague as 'stay the course', but I don't see why they're totally stupid.

It's certainly plausible that Western interference exacerbates fundamentalism, rather than inhibits it. I'm not saying that is the case (or that it's not), but it's not obviously false.

As for the other one, I'm not really even sure what it means.

Posted by: Dadahead | Dec 1, 2005 3:00:49 AM

I mean, don't get wrong: Deepak's an idiot.

Posted by: Dadahead | Dec 1, 2005 3:01:19 AM

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