I much appreciate Ted Morgan's points regarding inability of some to see that
searching for historic causes (re 911) is not the same as absolving the
perpetrators of an act (eg 911). It is interesting that the more abstractly
one puts this point, the more one difficulty would seem a traditional
philosophical one of recognizing determinism and ethics are not inconsistent.
Also relevant is this country's historical roots in Protestant individualism,
In any case, responding in a way that can get through to persons who hear
mention of history as absolving the 911 terrorists is utterly crucial now,
for instance when one is leafleting; I would love to hear what has worked for
any of you, in this regard.
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