How will this age be remembered?
Dalia Mogahed: I think it will be remembered as an age of asymmetric warfare and a great deal of violence. Just the number of casualties and deaths that we’ve witnessed is huge.
I think it will also be an age of great disparities in terms of economic differences; in terms of wealth as well as poverty.
It’s an age of paradoxes and contradictions. On one hand, the most advanced technologically; and on the other hand, simple things that we can’t find solutions to. So it’s really an age of contrasts and contradictions.
Recorded on: July 3, 2007.
Today is an age of asymmetrical warfare.
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