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Against “Zero Dark Thirty”

Some thoughts on this charming Christmas release… I don’t care whether the film glorifies torture or not Tom Carson argues that the film will actually make us grapple with hard truths, and insults Glenn Greenwald’s suggestion that positive reactions to the film are based on pro-torture sentiments in the general population: No matter what Greenwald […]

Wikileaks Basics

Our conversation topic this coming Tuesday is certain to provoke some strong opinions. In the last week, in the interest of Junta promotion, I’ve been engaging people on Wikileaks; in each instance, a thoughtful and spirited discussion broke out, exposing many of the thorns around the issue: secrets, privacy, whistleblowing, the military, anarchy, power. There […]