The Politics of Fear

One might have thought a great democracy in choosing its leader could have found time at least to consider its ongoing and seemingly endless war: to debate, for example, whether drone strikes might be creating as many terrorists as they are killing; or to ask whether Americans truly believe that their president should have “the unreviewable power to kill anyone, anywhere, at any time” with no judicial oversight whatever; or even to inquire of their leaders, actual or prospective, how many thousands will need to be killed in this manner before the war on terror could finally be declared at an end—if in fact it ever can be.

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