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Of Cockroaches and Neocon Think Tanks

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CREDIT:

When posting the other day about the arrival of a new neocon think tank, the Foreign Policy Initiative, I made a reference to the fact that cockroaches could, or at least so I was told as a kid, survive a nuclear war. Jamie Kirchick saw this as a sly reference to the Hutu Power movement’s anti-Tutsi slogans. I want to assure people that that’s not what I had in mind and that nobody is suggesting that Bill Kristol or Dan Senor or any member of the Kagan family deserves to be killed. I’m just suggesting that neocon ideology is remarkably durable in the face of failure.

Matt Duss was on the Rachel Maddow show last night to talk about this and avoided any cockroach analogies:

If you want to learn about the Rwandan genocide, I recommend We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families by Phillip Gourevitch.