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Fear: Our National Pastime

By David Harsanyi - May 22, 2009

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In a speech defending his detainee plan this week, President Barack Obama brandished his now-famous Spock-like wisdom by claiming that "our government made decisions based upon fear rather than foresight" after 9/11. Whether you agree with the president's account of the nation's post-9/11 policy or not, you still might ask yourself two questions. First off: Is it always wrong to make decisions...

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