Here's what Lee Harris wrote, in his book Civilization And Its Enemies:<br><br>Forgetfulness occurs when those who have been long inured to civilized order can no longer remember a time in which they had to wonder whether their crops would grow to maturity without being stolen or their children sold into slavery by a victorious foe.<br>...<br>They forget that in time of danger, in the face of the Enemy, they must trust and confide in each other, or perish.<br><br>They forget, in short, that there has ever been a category of human experience called the Enemy. And that, before 9/11, was what had happened to us. The very concept of the Enemy had been banished from our moral and political vocabulary. An enemy was just a friend we hadn't done enough for -- yet. Or perhaps there had been a misunderstanding, or an oversight on our part -- something that we could correct. And this means that that our first task is that we must try to grasp what the concept of the Enemy really means.<br><br>The Enemy is someone who is willing to die in order to kill you. And while it is true that the Enemy always hates us for a reason -- it is his reason, and not ours.<br><br><br><br><br>Too many people have forgotten that. Or worse, they've decided that the real enemy is George W. Bush.<br><br><br>got to let your eyes adjust
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