We cannot be patient...

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We still torture:
The new evidence from Guantánamo

By Luke Mitchell

Luke Mitchell is a senior editor of Harper's Magazine.

We face the temptation to believe that an election can "change everything"--that the stark contrast between Barack Obama and George W. Bush recapitulates an equally stark contrast between the present and the past. But political events move within a continuum, and they are driven by many forces other than democratic action, including the considerable power of their own momentum. Such is the case with the ongoing American experiment with torture.

read full article in July issue of Harper's Magazine

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