“What we now need to discover in the social realm is the moral equivalent of war; something heroic that will speak to man as universally as war does, and yet will be as compatible with their spiritual selves as war has proved to be incompatible.”
“Remember...how Jimmy Carter asked Americans to respond to a mere rise in the price of crude oil with ‘the moral equivalent of war’? What were we supposed to do, shame the gas attendant to death?”
“The bombers of Manhattan represent fascism with an Islamic face, and there's no point in any euphemism about it...Loose talk about chickens coming home to roost is the moral equivalent of the hateful garbage emitted by Falwell and Robertson, and exhibits about the same intellectual content.”
“This is the moral equivalent of an abusive guy who puts his wife in the hospital and then gets mad at the doctors who can’t send her home as soon as they had hoped.”
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