Definition of the Day 9-11-14 — Terrorism

Posted: September 11, 2014 in Politics
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TERRORISM, n. The threat or use of deadly force by brutal, callous egomaniacs for the purpose of intimidating others into bending to their dictates. The term does not, of course, refer to the benevolent activities of the police and military. And, needless to say, the term should never be applied to the economic conditions and policies that inspire countless Americans to hang on for dear life to jobs they loathe.

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–from the revised and expanded edition of The American Heretic’s Dictionary, the best modern successor to Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary

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