This stood out to me:
“Blaming every violent incident on the shadowy al-Qaida is a handy excuse for avoiding reality and responsibility. But it won’t change the fact that a good 20% of the world’s population is increasingly enraged at the US, Britain, Australia and, most lately, Canada. How can we hector the Muslim World to cease its acts of violence when we westerners continue to intensify our own?”
This is though one of those cases where the whole article is worth reading. Actually I’ve been meaning to pick up Margolis’ War at the Top of the World, if it’s anything like his columns, it’s probably worth reading.