Please read quietly at your desks and discuss the following N.Y. Times book review as regards the following question:
Is mere contempt enough punishment, or should society be allowed to stomp the living crap out of wholesale idiots ?
Bombing Victim's Wife Writes to bin Laden, With Proposition
It was an unfortunate coincidence that "Incendiary," Chris Cleave's debut novel about a terrorist attack on a London soccer stadium, was published in England on July 7 - the very day that real terrorists bombed three London subway trains and a bus, killing more than 50 and injuring hundreds more.
It is a case of simple tastelessness, however, that this novel begins with the words "Dear Osama ..." and ends with its heroine imploring the Qaeda leader to leave his cave and move in with her: "I will hide you from the law and put all your CD's back in their right boxes with their labels facing front," she declares. "We'll make a new start the 2 of us."
Read the rest if you can stand it. I can't.