|07-20-2008, 10:47 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Launceston, Tasmania
Device: Kindle3, Kobo Touch, Sony PRS T3, Nexus 7, iPad mini
The Dark Side by Jane Mayer
I'm about half way through this very well written and meticulously searched account of how the use of torture became accepted policy in the White House. The book is published by Random House, and I got my mobipocket ebook version through Fictionwise.
Perhaps because I live in Tasmania, an island a long way away on the edge of the Southern Ocean, I can see two points that seem to have escaped the author.
Firstly, she does not seem to see that by her own account America's enemies have won. They have conned the White House and the Congress into promoting behaviour which is as bad or worse than anything the enemies have ever done.
Secondly, she does not seem to be aware of the coming damage when the trained and rewarded CIA and private torturers return to civilian life in the US. They have clearly acquired a taste for torture, and will undoubtedly want to continue it as husbands, parents, and workers in the community.
|07-20-2008, 11:26 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Sony Reader PRS-650, iPad, nook STR
Sounds like something I might be interested in. Thank you for your review Alex.
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