Tuesday, May 11, 2004

If the Shoe Fits
Robert Fisk on prisoner abuse: When you dehumanize the enemy, you become dehumanized yourself, and it's always been that way.

Richard Goldstein in the Village Voice: Lynndie England, the female soldier prominently featured in the first blizzard of prison photos, is "the dominatrix of the American Dream."

Quote of the Day: "A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side."--Aristotle

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