Daily Archives: January 20, 2009

Quote of the Day: Obama Acknowledges Non-Believers as Part of America’s “Patchwork Heritage”

As an agnostic, I was moved to hear (in Barack Obama’s inauguration speech today) a contemporary American president finally acknowledge the full range of our religious diversity: “For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a … Continue reading

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“People wanted an administration that was much more ruthless than the one they’d had on September the 10th”: Christopher Hitchens on Bush, Torture, and “Harsh Measures” Populism (Authoritarianism from Below)

This weekend, Christopher Hitchens was asked whether Bush should be prosecuted for war crimes, in particular with regard to authorizing torture in interrogations, to which Hitchens gave a shocking answer. His argument was, essentially, no (unless it was clearly demanded … Continue reading

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