Here is a thought provoking article sent to me by a good friend. It is sound. Essentially freedom itself puts at risk the maintence of our freedom. At times the article seems to be more a vehicle against liberals then a cultural statement about American apathy; maybe that is just my read as i sit clearly between liberal and conservative and am acutely aware anytime either one is attacked for the sake of being attacked.
Below are some quotes I clipped.
The article link is on the right in the blogroll. http://www.newcriterion.com/archives/24/01/after-the-suicide/
Today, I believe, there is a widely shared understanding that our culture—not just the political system of democracy but our entire western way of life—is at a crossroads.
namely, that in attempting to create the maximally tolerant society, we also give scope to those who would prefer to create the maximally intolerant society.
Part of that vision is a commitment to openness, but openness is not the same as indifference.
The question is whether we believe anything with sufficient vigor to jettison the torpor of our barren self-satisfaction. There are signs that the answer is Yes, but you won’t see them on CNN or read about them in The New York Times