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September 03, 2013

"Awesomest Country Ever About to Embark on More Awesomeness"

Chris Ferrara, whose work I've admired previously, here on MOJ and in other venues, hits the nail on the head yet again, this time with respect to Syria and that which is really driving the American engines of what is sometimes called "intervention."  Please consider Ferrara's argument and facts in this brief editorial. As Bernard Lonergan asked (in one of my very favorite of his lines): "Is everyone to use force against everyone to convince everyone that force is beside the point?"  Force represents a failure both of intelligence and of grace. The acephalous United States of America cannot think intelligently enough to see the need for grace in order to solve the world's problems.          

Posted by Patrick Brennan on September 3, 2013 at 08:07 PM in Brennan, Patrick | Permalink