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Old 12-24-2011, 01:11 PM
basman basman is offline
 
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Default Re: The Week in Blog: Lightning Is Delicious (Bill Scher & Kristen Soltis)

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Oh yes, Posner the torture apologist. Hitchens would be so proud of the company...

"If the stakes are high enough, torture is permissible. No one who doubts that this is the case should be in a position of responsibility." Richard Posner.
You don't think that's true?

Also you take one sentence, even stipulating it's an egregious one, which it's not, and on this basis, you would dismiss him? How would you like that measure to apply to you? I wouldn't want it to apply to me, though I have no pretense that anyone's interested in measuring me.

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