A culture of violence or a cult of the superficial?

When The Journal asked me to write a note about the murder of Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan, I initially declined. I did not feel I had anything insightful or original to add to the dozens of gloomy and desperate articles we have been receiving by Pakistanis and Western analysts in the wake of that horrible tragedy.

I have changed my mind, because the eloquent article in The Jewish Journal by Beirut-based journalist Rami Khouri, “