: Rick Locke, a commenter in this blog, sent me email the other day with an intriguing suggestion: How about if bloggers band together to buy an ad on Al Jazeera? (Consider it MoveOn in reverse.)
He wants to debunk this Huntington quote that leads off Salam Pax’s site: “The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.” Says Locke:
Our army doesn’t make us rich; Machiavelli was obsolute in 1865. Our wealth gives us a strong army, and our wealth comes from our civil and social arrangements. If Arabs want to be strong and proud, we’ll be glad to show them how.
What would you say if you advertised out side to the Al Jazeera audience?