Yo, Aznar

Mark Danner, New York Review of Books, November 8: Surely one of the agonizing attributes of our post-September 11 age is the unending need to reaffirm realities that have been proved, and proved again, but just as doggedly denied by those in power, forcing us to live trapped between two narratives of present history, the…

War without end

Tony Karon, Rootless Cosmopolitan, October 16: Not surprising, then, that Abbas and Olmert want different things from Anapolis: Abbas needs his persistence with diplomacy to be vindicated by rapid movement towards a two-state solution based on Israel’s 1967 borders, with Jerusalem the shared capital and some form of recognition of the rights of Palestinian refugees.…

Torturing is good for the soul

George Frenkel, 87, a World War II veteran who interrogated Nazi suspects: “During the many interrogations, I never laid hands on anyone. We extracted information in a battle of the wits. I’m proud to say I never compromised my humanity.”…  America is now a torturing nation, and a seemingly proud one, too.

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