Iraqi Christians now face genocide and are claiming a “right of existence” for all non-Muslim minorities as Islamists continue their bloody holy war against all who dare profess belief in anything but Islam.
Words have meaning. If they did not, communication would be impossible. Unfortunately, in our political discourse, words are often sapped of their meaning and reduced to empty rhetoric. This handicaps our capacity for thoughtful deliberation. After all, if you can’t find common ground in the dictionary, what chance is there to find it elsewhere?