Friday, May 13, 2005

On Torture and Intimidation

The current issue of The Nation Magazine has an interesting article about "Torture's Dirty Secret: It Works."

The title is interesting because it signals to the nation's pragmatists that the tactics of the administration are working. Since, for them, truth is what works, there is no cause for alarm. Safety can be secured by ignoring moral concerns about the use of torture.

The article is interesting because it says precisely the opposite. It reveals that there is great cause for concern about the administration's use of torture and intimidation and that, in the long run, it will not make us safer but lead to greater insecurity and instability.

I enourage people to read the article. Don't let the title throw you off.

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