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October 16, 2012 2:08 AM

Commentary: Brave Malala has spoken truth to fundamentalism

Sometimes, oceans are not enough. Usually, the fact that we are barricaded on both sides by great bodies of water gives us in this country a certain sense of remove from the awful things people with funny names do to one another in strange places on the far side of the globe. But once in awhile, the thing is awful enough that you can’t ignore it, or pretend that it is less real.

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