HATRED = a + b1(MILITARY) + b2(FREEDOM)However, Jon Goff, in a comment on Patri’s posted, made an interesting observation:
I read some commentary somewhere yesterday that implied that of all the Muslim rioting, violence, and death threats, that almost all of it was centered in Muslim areas that did have political and other greviances [sic], and that areas that didn’t really have any political beef with the West were mostly quiet other than one or two minor demonstrations…No link, so I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the claim. But if true, it indicates the existence of an interactive term in the causation of hatred; the function would look something like this:
HATRED = a + b1(MILITARY) + b2(FREEDOM)This means that an improvement in U.S. foreign policy could have both a direct effect (they’ll be less ticked off about our interventionism) and an indirect effect (they’ll be less irked by our freedom, too).+ b3(MILITARY x FREEDOM)
Don’t know if that clarifies anyone else’s thinking, but it clarified mine.