CONNECTIONS - Attacks on U.S. Challenge the Perspectives of Postmodern True Believers - NYTimes.com: "For now though these considerations are subsumed by poco ideology, spiced by pomo sentiments. While condemning the recent attacks, they establish near symmetries between the outrage of both sides, and they eliminate perspectives that might reveal fundamental cultural differences (like those affirmed, unambiguously, by the attackers). The great ironic twist is that the values latent in pomo and poco -- an insistence that differing perspectives be accounted for and that the other be comprehended -- are consequences of the very ideas of the Western Enlightenment -- reason and universality -- that they work to undo.
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