Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Typically Gentle Words from Hitchens

"It is a mistake to assume that the ayatollahs, cynical and corrupt as they may be, are acting rationally. They are frequently in the grip of archaic beliefs and fears that would make a stupefied medieval European peasant seem mentally sturdy and resourceful by comparison."

From "Iranian Leaders Will Always Believe Anglo-Saxons are Plotting Against Them," in Slate.

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