Quote for the day

Richard Posner guesting at Lessig Blog:

And of course once we decide that the way to prevent terrorism is to change our way of life, we create new incentives for people who want us to change our way of life to resort to terrorism.

I used to think, like many Libertarians, that if America behaved differently in the rest of the world, we would inspire no animus against us.

I thought that, in one version or another, with one or more qualifications, right up until shortly after I began this weblog.

No more.