Nicholas Lemann’s New Yorker article on current theories in terrorism studies about what motivates terrorists is a pretty good read. The discussion of civil war was particularly intersting, and the interview at the end with the hawkish Kenneth Adelman was chilling. This man actually advocates destroying the current government in Afghanistan and leaving it to the people who pick up the pieces, because having anarchy there would be less of a threat to the United States. I personally cannot stomach anyone who doesn’t want the same things for the rest of the world that they want for the US — prosperity, security, and freedom.