“Throughout the world, on any given day, a man, woman or child is likely to be displaced, tortured, killed or “disappeared”, at the hands of governments or armed political groups. More often than not, the United States shares the blame.” Amnesty International, 1996 US Military Bases – Overseas: Bulgaria, Guam, […]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJgv39GtcJ0 Those who have studied history know that nothing invigorates and empowers an authoritarian regime more than a spectacular act of violence, some sudden and senseless loss of life that allows the autocrat to stand on the smoking rubble and identify himself as the hero. It is at moments like […]

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Badness always manifests in destruction and corruption, while goodness always manifests in preservation and benefit. – Socrates in Plato’s Republic (ca. 374 B.C.) “Wanted” posters of Ehud Olmert and Ehud Barak in Jerusalem, April 2010.  Olmert and Barak are accused of bribery and corruption in Israel and indictable for serious war crimes in Gaza.  […]