Thursday, February 26, 2015

Shades of Gray …

… Elegy For Gray | Standpoint. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

… Gray sees the United States as a diabolical force that has institutionalised “perpetual war” in the name of defending democracy. In Gray’s anatomy, the symbol of America today is not the Statue of Liberty but the jump-suited terrorists of Guantanamo: “Along with mass incarceration, torture appears to be integral to the functioning of the world's most advanced state.”
We can only guess at the perversion of logic that has led Gray, who has taught at Harvard among other universities, to bite the hand that feeds him. Still, his critique is not merely wrong, but perniciously so.
Ah, but Harvard surely shares Gray's view of the United States.

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