Patricia Williams wrote in The Nation this week that, “You know these are interesting times when Glenn Beck, Dianne Feinstein, Rand Paul and the ACLU all stand on the same side of an issue.” She was referencing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Here is what is at stake: Most critical are Sections 1031 and 1032 of the Act, which authorize detaining U.S. citizens indefinitely without charge or trial. The bill would allow federal officials to take these steps based on…Continue
Added by Sherry L. Ackerman on December 21, 2011 at 4:13pm — No Comments
Glen W. Bowersock hit the nail on the head when he observed that
From the eighteenth century onward, we have been obsessed with the fall (of the Roman Empire): it has been valued as an archetype for every perceived decline, and, hence, as a symbol for our own fears.
The parallels between the collapsing US…Continue
Added by Sherry L. Ackerman on December 2, 2011 at 7:17pm — No Comments