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Nidal Malik Hasan
If 'evil' doesn't apply to Islamic State, what does?
If 'evil' doesn't apply to Islamic State, what does?

I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe Al Qaeda and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil Dewars," as in the blended Scotch. (This always made some of Bush's statements chuckle-worthy — "We will not rest until we find the evil Dewars!") I prefer single malts, but evil always seemed unduly harsh. The more common objection to “evildoers” was that it was, variously, simplistic, Manichean, imperialistic, cartoonish, etc. “Perhaps without even realizing it,” Peter...

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