Sunday, January 23, 2005

Torture Reconsidered

For those of us horrified by the torture of prisoners in U.S. custody--back in the news recently during the Gonzales confirmation hearings--a really compelling point of reference is Jonathan Schell's column, which is supposedly going to appear in the next issue of The Nation. He does a good job of making the moral argument (i.e. torture is wrong), as opposed to the practical argument (i.e. torture is ineffective, so we shouldn't use it). I wish all Americans would read this column.

P.S. And on the illegality of the Iraq war, something good (if probably futile) coming out of rural Nebraska (my home state!)

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