I’ve just listened to an interesting, if too short and short on detail, speech that Anthony Zinni gave, Rethinking the War on Terror. Right off the bat, he suggests that terrorism is a tactic, not an ideology (despite the “-ism”), and that the concept of a war on a tactic is mistaken.
Anyways, my real question is, how skeptical should I be? I mean, I have trouble keeping up with which views are acceptable and which are not. One week buddy X is orthodox, the next he’s a heretic. I certainly don’t want to being guilty of Wrong Think or any other thought crimes. Is there a pocket guide to acceptable sources available? Something updated weekly (if not more often).