Sunday, January 6, 2008

On the Taliban in Pakistan

From the New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/magazine/06PAKISTAN-t.html?pagewanted=1&th&emc=th

A reporter contrasts the views of older democratic and younger revolutionary Islamist leaders in the towns of southwestern Pakistan near the Afghanistan border.

Some dichotomies this article raised in my mind: peaceful versus violent means of gaining and maintaining state power and social stability; young versus old; democrats versus autocrats; pragmatists versus idealists; democratic motivations versus religious motivations; the means are part of the ends versus the ends justify the means.

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