Opposition to Cordoba House

"Don't covet your grief like a precious thing, something that justifies your every whim." In the controversy over Cordoba House, The Economist sees a petulant America just trying to get its way.

"Don't covet your grief like a precious thing, something that justifies your every whim." In the controversy over Cordoba House, The Economist sees a petulant America just trying to get its way. "We don't deserve not to be offended just because we got hurt. And just because we lost something doesn't mean we get everything we want, or even deserve everything we want. Religious freedom is an American value. The freedom to offend is too. ... The entire argument against political correctness held that women and minorities didn't have the right not to be offended. But now that its own constituents feel offended, the right is suddenly arguing in favour of sensitivity."

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