Monday, February 27, 2006

Religion and Politics

I heard a couple things this weekend about the Middle East that I thought were worth thinking about:

1) Jimmy Carter reminded us on CNN that the PLO, whom we currently consider the rational political party in Palestine used to be a terrorist organization that held as a prime tenant that Israel should be pushed back into the sea.

2) A commentator, whom I could not pick out of a line-up, on some random PBS show Friday mentioned an experience he had at a Foreign Affairs conference recently where everyone was trying to analyze the Middle East using game theory and other rational actor style analysis.


Now Carter did not predict that Hammas would moderate their rhetoric now that they were part of the establishment, but he did note that there certainly is precedent for it in a very similar scenario from the not too distant past.

The second comment, I think, is even more telling. I wrote a while back about how I think religious fundamentalism will continue to grow as technology becomes less understandable [ Religious fundamentalism explained ] with an eye toward the Middle East. But the core of this un-named commentator's thought was that religion and politics are natural bed-fellows in many parts of the world. If we continue to try to understand the Middle East by assuming that anyone who talks religion is a freak, we may never understand what is going on there.

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