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Written in 1964, during the Cold War, Jung makes some spectacular statements which resonate with the current state of affairs in this world. Whether we are talking about radical Islam, Iran or North Korea, the facts which litter history weakens the argument the West has against them.

Radical Islam is nothing new and has been around since its birth as a religion. Even in its formative centuries it has been seen as both beneficial (in sciences and arts) as well as destructive (iconoclasts, militancy). Any moral high ground other religions may think they have can quickly be removed when historical facts, both old and new, are thrown up against them. I doubt anyone needs to get those facts detailed as I think they are quite commonly known but fastidiously ignored by the majority.

Iran, buggaboo du jour, is incessantly villified by the West, much of it for good reason, but…

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