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“The Torture Never Stops”

Scott Horton, at Harper’s: Cherif Bassiouni, a law professor at DePaul University in Chicago, was one of the key authors of the Convention Against Torture and is one of the world’s preeminent experts in international criminal law, particularly from the … Continue reading

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Bush Trimmed, Continued

I noted in a post yesterday, Bush Trimmed, that G. W. Bush canceled a trip to Geneva because he was threatened with arrest and indictment. Scott Horton, at Harper’s, elaborates on why the former president has to be circumspect in his travel … Continue reading

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Harper’s Weekly Review

Sales of Glock semi-automatic pistols, the model of handgun used by Loughner, surged. Four Arizona Republicans resigned from public office, fearing violence from Tea Party activists, and Clear Channel removed a Tucson billboard that described Rush Limbaugh as a “straight shooter.” … Continue reading

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What’s Your Dream?

      Very cold cartoon from Mr Fish. A Cartoon—By Mr. Fish (Harper’s Magazine)

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Harper’s Weekly Review

A vulture wearing a transmitter labeled “Tel Aviv University” crossed into Saudi Arabia, where it was arrested by Saudi officials on suspicion of being a Mossad agent. The 112thCongress convened in Washington, and the U.S. Constitution was read on the … Continue reading

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from Harper’s “Week in Review”

Q: How is Glenn Beck like a fungus? A: They have the same (circadian) rhythm! So do you. Harper’s says so. It must be true. Norwegian biologists determined that fungi and humans have similar circadian rhythms.9 A national poll found President … Continue reading

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“Bach’s Cello Suites–Six Questions for Eric Siblin”

Scott Horton, in Harper’s: Bach’s cello suites are among the best known works of classical music, now risking popularization to the point of fatigue as they provide background music for cat food commercials. But one hundred and forty years after … Continue reading

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