How to lose friends and alienate people



“If the pragmatic gains [of torture] in terms of information yielded are dubious, the loss to America in terms of public opinion are clear and horrifically large. […] This time, the world’s most magnificent democracy is struggling against vile terrorists who thought nothing of slaughtering thousands of innocent civilians - and yet the administration has somehow contrived to turn America’s own human-rights record into a subject of legitimate debate. Mr Bush would rightly point out that anti-Americanism is to blame for some of the opprobrium heaped on his country. But why encourage it so cavalierly and in such an unAmerican way?” - leader in the magazine for people who think you can eat money