Saturday, July 09, 2005

Eugene Volokh: oil on the waters

Pejman points to a Huffington post by Eugene Volokh counseling reason and measured response in the aftermath of the London bombing. This is why we need lawyers. They are trained to read the fine print, take their time as they interpret what they have read, and are not likely to run madly into a conflict because somebody is waving a bloody shirt.

...when people say "my first thought," do they always literally mean "my first thought"?.... Given all this ambiguity and uncertainty, is there really enough there to get outraged, to start a telephone and e-mail campaign, and to trumpet that this shows that Hume's (or the entire right wing's) outlook is "cynical, greedy and disgusting"?

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