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Government By Moron

By Matthew Yglesias on October 17, 2006 at 1:52 pm

"Government By Moron"


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Jeff Stein sets out to ask some counterintelligence officials and the congresspersons charged with overseeing them if they know the difference between a Shiite and a Sunni. The results are sobering.

The lack of any interest in actually understanding what’s going on in the Islamic world — the preference for crude historical analogies, chest-pounding, and feel-good rhetoric — in this country is both absurd and more than a little frightening. Via Jonah Goldberg.

UPDATE: For a genuine challenge, does anyone understand the Zensunni/Zensufi split in the Dude books?

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