Friday, March 04, 2005


The town: Crescent City, CA. The newspaper: The Daily Triplicate. The section:
letters to the editor. The question: does "fear and loathing" exist in excess in America today?

The conclusion of the last two letter writers (critics of Dr.Throgmorton) on the subject of "fear and loathing": even to suggest that there is excessive fear and loathing in America is "unpatriotic".

Wow. Who appointed these guys chiefs of lockstep nationalism? I guess they are self-appointed.

For those who fear ideas and loathe those who freely express them, I might suggest
that their sense of nationalism grow to include the fundamentals of democracy; then their overweening sense of pride might warrant a designation of "patriotism".


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