Tag Archives: Eric Holder

Policing America

Some of us remember the sixties – we were young and we were there – and remember the cops were the pigs. They were the pigs unless you were in trouble – if you were being mugged or someone stole … Continue reading

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The City That Never Sleeps Cannot Sleep

Paris always felt like home, finally. Sitting at the Flore early on a rainy December evening, each December, sipping cognac and watching the lights of the cars on the Boulevard slide by, through the existentially steamed-up windows, gloriously alone, was … Continue reading

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Speaking Up for Authoritarian Freedom

Everyone remembers that Abu Ghraib business back in 2003 – at that prison we ran in Iraq, to house the bad guys. We had been abusing those bad guys, and those doing the abusing had taken lots of pictures, because … Continue reading

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The War for the Soul of America

Duke University was a pleasant enough place in the early seventies – they called it the Harvard of the South and those ivy-covered gothic buildings did give the campus that sort of feel. Durham was fine too – a sleepy … Continue reading

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Dealing With the Casually Absurd

Sometimes you get tired of politics, but you know you’re really not tired of it, exactly. Maybe you’re exasperated, or in despair. Yes, it’s only a process, one in which a majority of those who care to participate, by at … Continue reading

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