Ralph Kinney Bennett: March 2004 Archives

Working to Reduce Collateral Damage

One of the first "feedback" responses to my recent article on terrorist car bombs went on to the effect that the United States uses bombs, too, and that we have dropped more of them than all the car bombs... Read More

The Beautiful Brute

I still remember that warm summer night back in 1955. My buddy from McKeesport had his dad's new two-tone Buick Roadmaster convertible -- the top of the line -- and we were cruising on the Lincoln Highway when a... Read More

Kill the Bastard!

As I write this, the news is filled with alarms and speculation about the "cornering" of Al-Qaeda "No. 2 man" Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Egyptian eye-surgeon turned mass murderer. There's been much gibbering about the importance of capturing him. Well,... Read More

Car Bombs vs. Human Beings

This is a short, unpleasant article. It's just to remind our readers about the brutal physics of car bombs. We pointed out in TCS last year (here) the problems these insidious weapons pose in this war. But in a... Read More

Terror's Grand Design?

Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering. -- Seneca, Letters to Lucilius... Read More

The War: Where We Are Now

From all that terror teaches, From lies of tongue and pen, From all the easy speeches That comfort cruel men, From sale and profanation Of honor and the sword, From sleep and from damnation, Deliver us, good Lord! --... Read More

Evolving Truths

As if there weren't enough problems in the world we now have a plague of anti-Hispanic automobiles. Yes, that's right. I read it in the Sunday New York Times, first section, page 25. These predatory cars are roaming "the... Read More

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