[lit-ideas] Re: More on Indonesia Radicalism:

  • From: "Phil Enns" <phil.enns@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 19:35:57 -0300

Lawrence Helm wrote:

"I challenged Omar on several occasions to produce these vaunted
moderates he believed in.  The best he could do were some in Gulf
States friendly to the U.S., in Christian Lebanon and a professor in
Pakistan who wrote his moderate articles solely in English."

Which brings to mind the punchline:

All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education,
wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and
public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?


Phil Enns
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