RE: Why memeoids?

From: Lawrence DeBivort (
Date: Fri Jan 18 2002 - 19:46:59 GMT

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    Agreed. As I've said before, the only way to 'prevent' or minimize terrorism
    from foreign sources is to have an effective policy for and practice of
    interacting with the world's peoples. The US is a long way from
    understanding this and achieving it, because we haven't felt it necessary.
    We have felt insulated from accountability to other peoples. If there is any
    one thing to learn from Sept. 11, it is that this is not so. We have a lot
    of catching up to do. American political scientists have failed to explicate
    this to our policy-makers; perhaps we will do a better job now.


     is to > As an engineer, I can state that there so many routes to killing
    > and/or damaging infrastructure the officials can't consider all of
    > them. It is impossible (at present) to entirely prevent attacks without
    > intrusion and cost that would wreck our society. I am not sure that
    > fully understanding the biological roots of the problem will lead to
    > solutions either, but it does seem like the best long range approach
    > available.
    > Keith Henson

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