Thursday, October 27, 2011

Political Evil: It's Not What You Think (But Cheney IS Evil)


This morning, I heard a fascinating interview with Alan Wolfe, Boston College professor and author of the new book, Political Evil: What It Is and How to Combat It

Wolfe discusses morality, genocide, American involvement (or lack thereof) in foreign wars, and the niggling question that bothers all progressives: shouldn't there have been a war crimes trial for George W. Bush and Cheney? And, did their extreme actions post-9/11 make things better, or worse?

Wolfe answers these questions and does so bravely--no typical equivocating or apologizing for having strong views. 

If only we could see more honest writing of this sort! In the meantime, I'm reading Wolfe's book and urge others to do the same. 

For more on Political Evil, read:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/books/review/political-evil-by-alan-wolfe-book-review.html?_r=1&ref=alanwolfe

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