Solomon on introspection

May 14th, 2004 | by aobaoill |

Normon Solomon’s latest piece on Alternet, unsurprisingly, hones in on one of the more worrying aspects of many responses to the torture in Iraq:

Many politicians and pundits are saying the worst aspect of this crisis is that it presents a colossal PR problem for the United States. That kind of verbiage tells us a lot. Such an extreme self-focus represents the promotion of national megalomania over genuine decency.
At the same time, for now, we’re witnessing an overall upsurge of some healthy introspection in American news media. But if we succumb to defining the biggest problem as the fact that we look bad, the solution may appear to involve dimming the lights or closing our eyes.

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