PERPETUAL WAR FOR PERPETUAL PEACE: HOW WE GOT TO BE SO HATED
"Challenging as ever, Vidal quotes Justice Brandeis: "If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for laws; it invites every man to become a law unto himself.""
In a piquant collection (originally published in Italy), Vidal (The Last Empire, 2001, etc.) asks readers to consider the forces that motivated Timothy McVeigh and Osama bin Laden—and perhaps it wouldn't hurt to heed the beating the Bill of Rights has been taking recently.
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