We've been told that terrorism is hard to fight because while you can kill a person, it is hard to kill an idea. By the same token, terrorists can kill people, but also fail to destroy ideas.
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Nothing resonates more powerfully than a "good versus evil" story, which is precisely how the media has portrayed the Russo-Chechen conflict. This is dangerous reductionism that neglects crucial facts.
Though em>GQ spiked their article on allegations that the Russian FSB were behind the 1999 false-flag bombings in Russia, Gawker helped translate it into Russian, a serious first for news.
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