Thursday, July 03, 2003

Foreign Policy: Today's Secret Word is Invasion

Why, when people talk about sending armed soldiers into a country without clearing customs, do we shy away from the word "invasion"? Is it an ugly word? If so, it must be because it is an ugly thing, which is understandable--violence, killing, blood, death, etc. But if it is an ugly thing, is it made less ugly by pretending it's not?

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