Noah Feldman has a good review
of the recent books on torture practiced by the American government in the New Republic.
Sputtering rage at the callous immorality of our leaders isn't especially productive, but the greatest political disappointment of my life has been the public's utter lack of concern for America's use of torture. When Bush claimed vindication of his policies after the "accountability moment," I'd never been sicker. Not because he was lying, but because he was getting at the heart of the matter: the people--by a thin margin--support him.
-Ziggy Stardust 13:58 EST |