Umberto Eco

March 4th, 2003 – 9:07 pm
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“It is possible to love the United States, its tradition, its people and its culture, with all the respect due the country that has earned the title of the most powerful country in the world; and one can be utterly horrified by the terrible blow that it suffered over a year ago, without shrinking from warning it that its government is about to make a faulty choice, and that it should hear our frank dissent and not construe it as a betrayal.

Otherwise, it is the right to dissent that will be trampled. And that would be precisely the opposite of that which the liberators of 1945 taught us youngsters back then, after years of dictatorship.”

Author Umberto Eco has written an essay where he talks about war versus peace, and the rifts that have been created in the West between those who want a war with Iraq and those who oppose it. It’s quite an interesting piece, and I think he makes some very good points.

Read the whole thing here. [via Electrolite]

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