Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. $12 for 12 weeks.

Topics

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

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 Dewar's," as in the blended Scotch. (This always made some of Bush's statements chuckle-worthy -- "We will not rest until we find the evil Dewar's!") 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...

Loading