Tidbits for Political Junkies with Short Attention Spans & Hearty Appetites


Saturday, May 15, 2004


Tom Paine on Abu Ghraib

No, not these guys. This guy.

Somehow, watching the still-unfolding debacle of Abu Ghraib, this tidbit from The Rights of Man (quoted in Peter Singer’s new book), seems especially timely:

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself.

More good stuff from the same book later ....


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