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But Bennett is not alone in his madness. ' We've drawn the line. " There goes Tylenol-3, containing codeine. Who would have thought that age-old palliatives could, so easily, replace the only national religion that the United States has ever truly had, anti-Communism? * * * On June 10, 1998, a few brave heretical voices were raised in the New York Times, on an inner page, Under the heading big NAMES SIGN LETTER CRITICIZING WAR ON DRUGS. " Apparently, the Lindesmith Center in New York, funded by Soros, had taken out an ad in the Times, thereby, expensively, catching an editor's eye.
Corn exports" and so on through the busy aisles of chic Gristedes, homely Ralph's, sympathetic Piggly Wigglys. Has consolidation been good for the customers? By and large, no. Monopolies allow for no bargains, nor do they have to fuss too much about quality because we have no alternative to what they offer. Needless to say, they are hostile to labor unions and indifferent to working conditions for the once-independent farmers, now ill-paid employees. For those of us who grew up in the prewar United States there was the genuine ham sandwich.
But there was a reactionary, religious element . . Another sigh. Then a surprise. " Hekal was a spiritual son of our eighteenth-century enlightenment. I thought of Hekal on Dark Tuesday when one of his modernized Arab generation had, in the name of Islam, struck at what had been, forty years earlier, Nasser's model for a modern state. Yet Osama seemed, from all accounts, no more than a practicing, as opposed to zealous, Muslim. Ironically, he was trained as an engineer. Understandably, he dislikes the United States as symbol and as fact.