Did you know that when Patrick Henry said “Give me liberty or give me death!” and Nathan Hale said “I regret that I have but one life to give for my country,” they were provoking the British, and bear “some responsibility” for the ensuing violence?

Did you know that when Civil Rights workers expressed a willingness to die to win their rights, they were provoking Southern whites and bear “some responsibility” for the ensuing violence?

(Still, the Times coverage continues to be excellent)

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/17/world/middleeast/attacks-on-protesters-in-cairo-were-calculated-to-provoke-some-say.html?hp&_r=0