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by Hannah Leitheiser

Torture

The Assault on Reason: Our Information Ecosystem, from the Age of Print to the Age of Trump

Al Gore

2017

Link

2017-06-08

Al Gore is saying that the Bush administration's encouragement of torture will bear responsibility for Americans tortured in retaliation.

Well, of course. But the thing that Mr. Gore dosen't quite take into account is that humans are into that torture thing. Torture is a feature of war and authority, not a fault. I mean, unless it's forbidden by an effective even higher authority.