Sunday evening reading...
A perceptive article about the Kurds in northern Iraq.
An illuminating article about white people's affirmative action, i.e. the New Deal, and how official racism had led to a wider economic gulf between most whites and most blacks. An article such as this should lead at least some folks to a more sober assessments of affirmative action for minorities and even the Great Society programs, hopefully...Oh, and Frederickson is one of the finest historians of race relations in American history.
And here is Senator John McCain's article in Newsweek as to why there are practical as well as philosophical reasons not to endorse or allow torture to become even "unofficial" US policy.