Walter Russell Mead strikes the nail squarely on the head again with his latest article “From Norway To Hell” :
“There are some trying to draw some political conclusion about left and right from the massacre; I would like to go deeper. This tragedy doesn’t just speak to the state of cultural politics in our time, or remind us (as it surely does) that evil has a home in every human culture and human heart; it challenges some of our deepest beliefs about where the world is headed.”
Evil is an unfortunate side-effect of human free will. However, to excise our right to choose right from wrong would be an even greater evil.
(Hat tip to Instapundit)