Sunday, May 10, 2015

Haruki Murakami on Terrorism

The biggest issue right now is that borders are disappearing. We have this thing called terrorism, like an integrated organism spreading across borders. This problem cannot be solved with Western European logic or strategy. They say they are destroying “terrorist nations” but by suppressing them with force, they merely make the terrorists disperse. I lived in the United States during the Iraq War, and was particularly stunned by the superficiality of the media’s reporting of it. Or perhaps I should say, the dangers of “American justice.” In the long run, what’s happening in the Western world now is the meltdown, diffusion and extinction of that logic. This process started from around the time the Berlin Wall fell.


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