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Tuesday, May 25, 2004

are we doves or lions? doves, evidently.

interesting and thought-provoking guest editorial from William R. Polk over at juan cole: Thoughts On Torture.

the essay goes into the *why* of such hideous practices throughout human history...the nazi concentration camps, the french algerian prisons, abu ghraib, etc. also offers some hope for how to combat this seemingly inherent tendency on the part of those with absolute power to so mercilessly torture those with absolutely no power: transparency (more on this from The Register...)

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