Public misinformed about terrorism, Middle East

James W. Binney, professor of international relations

Many times, high expectations lead to disappointment. But was it too much to expect an intelligent, academic discussion on the part of the academicians at the recent forum NKU held concerning the cataclysmic events of September 11th.

It was indeed disappointing and even agonizing to sit through this tawdry affair. Here are my impressions: Generally, I was mildly nauseated by several panelists’ “let’s get in touch with our feelings ontology” that has come to grip (and even cripple to some extent) almost all of our media and educational institutions during this past decade. But that’s another subject altogether