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Welcome to the age of post-post-colonialism. One almost feels a vicarious thrill for apologists of religion like Madeleine Bunting of Comment is Free, or Our Maddy of the Sorrows, as Norm Geras calls her. She's taken the spectacle of tens … Read More

By / September 26, 2007
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Welcome to the age of post-post-colonialism. One almost feels a vicarious thrill for apologists of religion like Madeleine Bunting of Comment is Free, or Our Maddy of the Sorrows, as Norm Geras calls her. She's taken the spectacle of tens of thousands of marching Buddhist monks to taunt atheists: "Will Richard Dawkins accuse these monks of child abuse for encouraging young boys to join their monasteries?"

Well, he'd be a cad to do that at a time like this, wouldn't he? Though would it be too much to ask Bunting to acknowledge the tens of thousands of secular and lay Burmese also risking life and limb to defy a miserable junta?

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