Daily Archive: April 30, 2009

War Crimes, Then and Now

In the course of a very thorough fisking of Michael Goldfarb’s latest attempt to justify torture, Julian Sanchez makes the rather banal observation that failure to prosecute war crimes in World War II doesn’t...

thoughts on a truth commission

Briefly, I think it’s fair that a lot of different opinions are being floated by various anti-torture types regarding prosecutions, truth commissions, etc….

Quote for the Day

“Payback is bitchy.”  – Hiro Nakamura

republican security thinking for the republic

Deeper minds than mine are taking on the imperialism question around the b’sphere–Freddie provides not only a deft human touch to the question but also all the links you’ll need on the subject. This...

Time to Pretend

One thing I like about the blogosphere is that everyone ignores the rituals and forms of establishment politics. To take a recent example, no one bothered to pretend that Arlen Specter switched parties for...

revert to principle

 There’s been quite a conversation on imperialism abrewing. This is Louise-Joseph de Montcalm-Gozon, Marquis de Saint-Veran. A French war hero, he was the most successful of their generals fighting in the French and Indian...

Thursday Art Walk

Seven Spirits of God, by William Blake __________________________________________ and, from The Everlasting Gospel The vision of Christ that thou dost see Is my vision’s greatest enemy. Thine has a great hook nose like thine;...