`Scapegoat Paradigm' Drives Islamist Hatred
Reiland, Ralph R., Insight on the News
David Brooks, a senior editor at the Weekly Standard magazine, calls it "bourgeoisophobia"--a hatred of success, most particularly the hatred of commercial achievement. In no small part it's the kind of mind-set that pushed Mohammed Atta to ram a passenger plane into the World Trade Center, the kind of resentment that drives the Arab street to cheer when a 10-year-old blows himself up in a trendy Israeli discotheque.
Brooks points to the antibourgeois stance of the French intelligentsia in the 19th century: "Around 1830, a group of French artists and intellectuals looked around and noticed that people who were their spiritual inferiors were running the world. Suddenly a large crowd of merchants, managers and traders were making lots of …
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Publication information: Article title: `Scapegoat Paradigm' Drives Islamist Hatred. Contributors: Reiland, Ralph R. - Author. Magazine title: Insight on the News. Volume: 18. Issue: 22 Publication date: June 17, 2002. Page number: 46. © 1999 News World Communications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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